October 2 is Stem Cell Awareness Day.
Stem Cell Awareness Day brings together organizations and individuals around the world working to
ensure that we realize the benefits of one of the most promising fields of science in our time.
The day is a unique global opportunity to foster greater understanding about stem cell research
and the range of potential applications for disease and injury.
LifeScience Moment: A proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors."
On October 3, 1969, a proposal to establish "Earth Day" was submitted by John McConnell to Peter
Tamaris with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 and the modern environmental movement was born.
Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic Senator from Wisconsin was instrumental in founding Earth Day as a
teach-in and to "force this issue onto the national agenda.” 20 million Americans demonstrated across
Senator Nelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton in 1995 -- the
highest honor given to civilians in the United States -- for his role as Earth Day founder.
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"Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue."
Robert K. Merton
(Social Theory, 1957)