Delaware Governor Declares February 12 as ‘Charles Darwin Day’Atheists and secularists are commending the Governor of Delaware’s recent decision to recognize February 12, 2015, as “Charles Darwin Day” in celebration of the notorious naturalist’s birthday. In a recent statement, Delaware Governor Jack Markell announced that February 12—Darwin’s birthday—will be recognized this year as “Charles Darwin Day” in his state. Markell stated that “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is the foundation of modern biology, an essential tool in understanding the development of life on earth.” “The anniversary of Darwin’s birthday is a time to reflect and celebrate the importance of his scientific achievements,” Markell said in the statement. “Now, Therefore, I, Jack A. Markell, Governor, do hereby declare February 12th, 2015, Charles Darwin Day.” Charles Darwin Day, also known as International Darwin Day, is celebrated each year by evolutionists around the world. The day is organized by the American Humanist Association (AHA), which is an organization committed to promoting atheism and “good without a god.”  “The mission of International Darwin Day is to inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin,” the AHA’s International Darwin Day website explains. Markell reportedly issued the Darwin Day proclamation following a request from the Delaware Atheist Meetup. The group plans to celebrate the occasion with a February 12 meeting in Newark. Though Darwin is held in high esteem by evolutionists, those who reject his theory argue that Darwin’s contributions to empirical science were negligible. Brian Thomas, Science Writer for the Institute for Creation Research, told Christian News Network that “Darwin’s scientific achievements amounted to very little—some work on invertebrates was all.” More