July 1, 2008

Darwin to Be Honoured in Events at Zoo

A SERIES of events to honour the life, ideas and impact of Charles Darwin are to be held at Edinburgh Zoo.

It is taking part in Darwin200, a national celebration of the famous naturalist, which starts today.

The celebrations cover three anniversaries. Today it is 150 years since Darwin first presented his theory of evolution; his 200th birthday is on February 12, 2009; and in November next year it will be 150 years since the controversial publication of his definitive work On the Origin of Species.

Over the next 18 months, the zoo will be looking at his theories and encouraging people to contribute to discussions and events.

It will also host a University Humanist Society debate titled Intelligent Design v Evolution.

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