Google.ca Celebrates Darwin, Google.com? Not So Much

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My kids pointed out to me that this morning Google.ca has this logo in honor of Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, but Google.com doesn’t. Strange.

Addendum: UK Google and French Google both have the Darwin logo.charlesdarwin_09.gif

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google.se is missing the Darwin logo. I suppose no one here cares enough…

You might want to clear your cache. As far as I can tell, the Darwin logo is up on google.com.

I get the logo when I go to www.google.com. Not sure why I do and others don’t.

It’s on US Google now – early morning in the Rockies. Looks like it’s on google.se as well.

Cheers – MrG / http://www.vectorsite.net/gblog.html

You might want to look again.

Nothing on Google Australia.

Not on Google Japan as of 8:25 am EST…

google.com has the darwin logo up for me. Perhaps it was just a delayed change for it?

Thankfully, the religionists aren’t quite as powerful north of the 49th - not for a lack of trying though. Google.com is no doubt afraid to offend them is the US of A -too bad!

The Darwin Day decoration is up on Google.com now.

Google.ph has the DDay logo for quite a while now, but Google.com hasn’t. I’ve cleared the browser cache twice. Weird.

Google.com has it for me and I’m in the US Bible Belt!

Google.com had it for me when I opened up at 8:40 this morning–and I live in the state that produced Jerry Falwell AND Pat Robertson!

Many of the European countries, including for instance, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Russia, Poland, Rumania (and probably others but here I stopped checking) do have the special Darwin Day logo. The logo does appear when, after logging into www.google.xx, where xx is the code for the country, the visitor takes the trouble of switching to the local language – or languages as is the case for instance on the Spanish home page. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life!

Yes it does - as of 10am EST.

Yes it’s here in Columbus, OH.

About the logo itself: Tasteful tangled bank, and subtle enough to keep the fundies from howling.

I suspect that the logo change is based on nothing more sinister than local time zones. Google.com had the Darwin logo up late last night in the Pacific time zone.

And, if one clicks on the Goggle Darwin logo, Google produces a page displaying the results of a search for Charles Darwin headed by Darwin News! This has got to be producing dyspepsia in Seattle.

Keanus said:

This has got to be producing dyspepsia in Seattle.

I though that was Gary Foster?

Keanus said:

And, if one clicks on the Goggle Darwin logo, Google produces a page displaying the results of a search for Charles Darwin headed by Darwin News! This has got to be producing dyspepsia in Seattle.

I’d say that’s pretty significant when you think of all the Lincoln stuff that Google could be doing today.

Yes, that very small corner of Seattle that is home to Cascadia/Discovery Institute must be having some heartburn. East of Seattle in small town WA where I live, however, one of the churches is going to be showing “Expelled” tonight at the same time I give my Darwin/Evolution lecture. Sigh…

Google Mexico also display the Darwin’s Day Logo. You can see it at http://www.google.com.mx/

KP said:

Keanus said:

And, if one clicks on the Goggle Darwin logo, Google produces a page displaying the results of a search for Charles Darwin headed by Darwin News! This has got to be producing dyspepsia in Seattle.

I’d say that’s pretty significant when you think of all the Lincoln stuff that Google could be doing today.

Well, Presidents’ Day, the official legal holiday derived from Lincoln’s birthday, isn’t until Monday. So they’ve still got a chance.

Google.com did indeed have the special logo. It was the first thing to greet me when I woke up on the 12th in Fort Collins, CO. Perhaps in California they kept the two separate. Cheers, and happy belated Darwin day ~K

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