A Time For Celebration!

Not only is it Chinese New Year’s Eve tomorrow (the 13th), today is also Darwin Day! Sadly, I’ve only just found out about the petition for President Obama to recognise Darwin Day, and it’s too late to sign it. :-( Oh well, there’s always next year I guess, and it appears it hasn’t worked this year anyway. How sad that it is so politically dangerous for the US President to openly support one of the most well supported theories in all of science, and possibly the most important idea by anyone ever.

Oh yes—apparently there’s something called Valentine’s Day on the 14th as well. It appears to be some kind of cynical commercial exercise to force us to spend money on stuff that none of us need. ;-)

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I agree, the commercial greed grabbers found a new bullshit excuse, based on some spurious ‘saint’ to rip money out of people. Xmas, Mothers, fathers, valentine etc days.
Anyway, Xin nian kuai le, gong xi fa cai etc……..

  
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Xin nian kuai le!

And Happy Darwin Day!

Though in defense of Valentine’s Day (to an extent), the only reason it was created was as a continuation of the Imperial Roman festival of Lupercalia, which is much more fun what with all the drinking and orgies and such. XD Lupercalia took place between Feb. 10-17 if I’m not mistaken but the main celebrations were on the 14th.

  
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Thanks Patrick and Asapsia – happy new year to you too!

I must say your historical knowledge is very impressive Aspasia – I had absolutely no idea about that aspect of Valentine’s Day’s history. Very interesting!

  
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Happy New Year!

Did you have any dumplings for breakfast? I did.

  
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Happy new year to you too Carl! I didn’t have dumplings. :-)

  
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