Although it’s not an official holiday, International Darwin Day is celebrated annually on February 12, the day on which Charles Darwin was born.
According to the official site, organizations and individuals observe the day to inspire others across the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth, just as Darwin had.
What do these celebrations look like? Dinner parties with inventive dishes, protests, workshops, lectures, essay and art competitions, and re-enactments of the 1860 Huxley-Wilberforce debate, among a splendid variety.
Most of us recognize the English naturalist for his breakthroughs in evolutionary theory. Below you’ll find some illustrations inspired by his ideas with a side of satire. They’ll surely intrigue even those of us who failed to pay attention in our history and science classes.
2. Evolution of the Screen
3. A Century of Pants
4. Barcode Humans
5. The Evolution of the Parasite
6. Modern Man
7. A Hard-hitting View of Nuclear Evolution
8. Photography, Now and Then
9. How We Leave Our Mark
13. Homo Eco Sapiens – There Is A Hope
14. A Trip to the Zoo
15. The Evolution of Killing Bugs