Darwin Day: Romance at its finest.

In keeping with my habit of finding events around Valentine’s Day, I present this one which is the ULTIMATE in free romance:

It would appear that UPenn’s Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is hosting Darwin Day on Feb. 12 from 1p to 5p to celebrate Darwin’s 197th birthday as well as to provide a venue for a teach-in. I’m not so big on the idea; but if it makes other people happy, more power to them.

There will be stuff like readings of Darwin’s writings, hands-on hominid fossil casts, a screening of the classic BBC documentary “Life on Earth”, cake, and badminton. (See, that’s not so obvious. In theory, Darwin liked the game. So why not play it? Please dear god have the game be outside in the courtyard and not in the Egyptian tomb room.) Darwin himself (or a reasonable likeness) is expected to make an appearance during the day. Oh, and lots of obnoxious, over-educated Penn students crowing about how self-righteous they are for believing in Darwin instead of God. But that’s standard for just about any event on campus. And maybe a few hung-over sluts who are getting extra credit for showing up. Also standard.

I can’t make this shit up if I tried. Here’s the official press release.

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