Muslimish Celebrates Darwin Day in Dearborn For the First Time

Dearborn is becoming a center for culture and arts with the dynamic diverse blooming of its population with second and third generation immigrants.

For the first time in Dearborn, Muslimish, an organization based in New York, and has chapters in 12 cities, whose mission statement is “to create a safe, supportive, and open-minded environment for the exchange of thoughts and ideas among current and former Muslims; to foster a pluralistic society that respects the rights of all individuals to live according to their conscience; and to abolish blasphemy and apostasy laws across the globe”, is celebrating Darwin Day by cohosting, with Center for Inquiry Michigan, a Darwin Day lecture by Professor Dr. Richard Bellon.

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Richard Bellon teaches history of science and science policy at Michigan State University. He has written extensively on the connection between science, politics, and social change in Britain from 1830 to 1870. He is author of A Sincere and Teachable Heart: Self-Denying Virtue in British Intellectual Life, 1736-1859 and his article “Inspiration in the Harness of Daily Labor: Darwin, Botany, and the Triumph of Evolution, 1859-1868” received the History of Science Society’s 2013 Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for excellence in a research article published in the journal Isis. His current research project focuses on the history of American biology from the 1890s to the end of World War II.

Dr. Richard will be speaking about Charles Darwin’s Considerable Revolution in Natural History.

“We can dimly foresee,” Charles Darwin promised in the Origin of Species (1859), “that there will be a considerable revolution in natural history” when his scientific colleagues accepted evolution. He was not envisioning a revolution in religion or in philosophy but, rather, in the explanation for patterns observed in the natural world. His overriding goal was to unite the jumbled facts of natural history under general law. Darwin’s “considerable revolution” did change the way we see the universe. But it originated in the unquenchable curiosity a working scientist felt about fossils and flowering plants and femurs and island faunas.

Dearborn Blog will proudly broadcast the event live on its facebook page.

“Darwin has changed the way we see the world, and has influenced all natural sciences that came afterhim significantly.  Basically everything after him is understood through the natural model he built, and it always works” said Wissam Charafeddine, a Muslimish Co-founder  and Detroit Organizer.  “Muslimish promotes science as a path of understanding life and ourselves.”

“Muslimish promotes science as a path of understanding life and ourselves.” Wissam Charafeddine

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