Every year the Phactor hosts a little birthday party for Charles Darwin, but this year Feb. 12th falls on a Sunday. Since my Mondays and Tuesdays are just impossible, and Wednesdays are for catching up things ignored the previous two days, the celebration will have to be on Thursday Feb. 16th. Charles probably won't mind. All the majors and anyone else who happens by can get some birthday cake and have a look at Darwin's publications, at least the 10 books from my library. Last year a local supermarket employee in the bakery didn't want to decorate a Darwin cake, an unusual source for censorship it seemed. While not necessarily more open-minded, the store manager wasn't about to turn away business, and a regular customer, over a birthday cake. Maybe this year the celebration will get picketed by a campus religious group to really help draw attention and get more visitors than ever. The Phactor will offer them all cake, but they may have to be careful because of biological transubstantiation! Yes, if it works for them, then it can work for us. Eating Darwin cake will enhance your scientific thinking, especially the big frosting flowers.