In the 21st century, we should be celebrating the sheer genius of possibly one of humanity's all-time greatest thinkers, the author of such a great hypothesis (now theory) - Charles Darwin. His theory was so simple that we now look back, with all of the (since discovered) evidence and wonder how (and why) it took so long for such a theory to be presented.
The reality is that Charles Darwin is reviled by a vast number of people because of the implications they see that it has on their dogmatic beliefs.
Today we stand defending the evidence and re-explaining the theory rather than giving credit to this amazing man. Evolution is not contested in the scientific world - the discussion over minor details show that the theory is correct and that it is on firm ground.
If Darwin were alive today, he'd be celebrating his 200th birthday (and shaking his head in disbelief). Happy Birthday Charles.