Early Day Motion 377: Anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin

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Early Day Motion 377: 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin was an Early Day Motion proposed by Ashok Kumar MP on 12th January 2008.

The motion stated:

"That this House notes the extraordinary achievements of Charles Darwin; notes that 2009 marks both the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species; welcomes proposals for the creation of a Darwin Day in recognition of the ground-breaking work of the British scientist responsible for the theory of evolution by natural selection; and calls for Darwin's birthday, 12 February, to be designated a public holiday in honour of one of the fathers of modern science and one of Britain's greatest, if not the greatest, scientific minds."

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List of signees

The motion was signed by 79 MPs.

     

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