200 years ago, on 12 February 1809, was born Charles Darwin—who grew and matured to become one of the world’s truly great scientists.
“If only everybody in the world would avoid contact with religionists and their fictions,
and instead be educated from childhood with facts from the realm of science,
we would have a better, happier world of people believing in the truths of evolutionary science,
who would smile as much at the stupidities of pathetic creationists as at the stories of other imagined gods from history and prehistory . . .
. . . for gods exist only in the neuron circuits of the heads of their believers and have no other foundation or authority whatever.”
Terence Meaden. "Origins" Group. Atheist Nexus. 12 February 2009