February 12, 2022 12:00 am

Charles Darwin was born on this day in 1809. The day highlights Darwin’s contributions to science and is celebrated with various events including dinners with special recipes for primordial soup; protests, workshops, and symposia; distribution of information by people in ape costumes; lectures and debates; essay and art competitions; poetry readings; plays; re-enactments of the Scopes Trial and the debate between Thomas H. Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce; museum exhibits; movie nights; and nature hikes.