Darwin Day cause for celebration and concern
Today marks the 201st birthday of the man who proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection. Charles Darwin has become a symbol of modern science, as well as a controversial figure in churches and public schools.
The content of Darwin's theory-that species have evolved from a common ancestor through changes in genetic material-has inspired scientists and philosophers to fathom the implications of such a theory. What can be said about the human condition? What is the human place in the natural world?