Earlier this week, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives “expressing
support for the designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, and recognizing
the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.”
In addition, H.Res. 41:
As you might already know, some members of
Congress – including several members of the U.S. House Committee on Science,
Space, and Technology – have rejected overwhelming scientific evidence on
subjects such as evolution,
health, and climate
Furthermore, studies have found that few public
school science educators detail the evidence for evolution and explain its role
as a unifying theme in all of biology – and that some educators even teach
creationism. It should come as no shock, then, that American students continue
to lag behind their international competitors in science and mathematics.
Our children cannot succeed without a firm grasp
of basic scientific principles, including the theory of evolution. Children
will not even consider careers in science unless society recognizes and
celebrates the groundbreaking work of scientists such as Charles Darwin, whose curiosity
and ingenuity made possible an age of new scientific discoveries that has helped
to advance medicine and improved living conditions across the globe.
order to show members of the U.S. House that American citizens strongly support
the role of scientific evidence in policymaking, investment in science
education, and improvements to scientific literacy, the Center for Inquiry
strongly urges you to contact your Representative and tell him or her to
co-sponsor H.Res 41.
Take action now!
Tell Your U.S. Representative to Support Darwin Day Resolution
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a friend of the Center for Inquiry, I am writing to ask you to co-sponsor H.Res. 41, a resolution "expressing support for the designation of February 12, 2013, as Darwin Day, and recognizing the importance of science in the betterment of humanity."
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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