Today's the Day to Go Ape!

Here is a proclamation issued in the City of Ottawa (Canada's capital):

WHEREAS, Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809; and

WHEREAS, from 1831-1836, he travelled in the southern hemisphere on the "HMS Beagle," officially as the captain's companion; and

WHEREAS, his observations in natural history and on the adaptations of animals to their environments eventually led him to formulate his theory of evolution; and

WHEREAS, he hypothesized that living things change over time, or evolve, in response to the selective pressures of their environment; and

WHEREAS, the concept of evolution remains the unifying theory of biology.

THEREFORE, I, Bob Chiarelli, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, do hereby proclaim February 12, 2003 as Darwin Day in the City of Ottawa.

Now, then ...

WHEREAS, this is pretty nifty ... get out there and hug a monkey!

Hmm. If hugging an animal that picks parasites off its mates isn't your cup of tea, feel free to pick some other primate. I've got one in mind, come to think of it.

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