Darwin’s Birthday Celebration on Facebook; he has 210,000 fans
A group on Facebook was started to celebrate Darwin's 200th anniversary, and they are well over the 200,000 fans they wanted to acquire before February 12th.
They have also organized a free phone seminar with 10 of what they consider to be the world's leading biologists and group members can dial in to participate.
So why a Facebook group honoring Charles Darwin’s birthday? Why not? “We are volunteers here to show respect and wish happy birthday to one of the greatest scientists,” wrote one of the group administrators on the site. “Everyone is welcome to join - Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jew, Atheist, etc. Attacks on Darwin - or religion - are not welcome. This is a forum for paying tribute to a great scientist NOT for religious debate.”