The Truth is in the Legos ...After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Did you guys know the messiah lives in Bay Area? We didn’t. Well, not until today, anyway, but now the San Francisco-based economist who followers of some New Age religious sect are calling “The One” is claiming they’ve got the wrong guy.

Raj Patel has basically been harassed non-stop since the sect’s leader, Benjamin Creme, let the cat out of the bag after seeing Patel on “The Colbert Report.” We guess that’s just what Patel gets for being “born in 1972,” being “dark-skinned,” and traveling “from India to London in 1977.” Oh, and for neither confirming nor failing to confirm his status as Maitreya. Poor guy.

OK, actually, now that we think about it isn’t the more important question here whether this make Stephen Colbert some kind of holy disciple? Because that’s totally what we’ve been saying since, like forever.

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467px-charles_darwin_01.jpg Forget dead presidents, racial minorities and religion. The UC Museum of Paleontology has declared its own holiday in the name of Science! Starting this year, February 12 takes on new significance as “Darwin Day,” transforming a date that was once known only as “two days before Valentine’s Day” into a day of celebration, joy and uh, special lectures.

The festivities began yesterday with a couple of events at the Valley Life Sciences Building, including a short course about evolution (surprise, surprise) and how it’s influenced by an obscure concept that the progressive scientific community is calling “global warming.” However, the bulk of Darwin-related stuff is happening on Tuesday at the UC Botanical Gardens, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Museum of Entomology.

OK, we’ll admit it. We didn’t even know that museums of entomology existed, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give a shout-out to our favorite Beagle-riding homeboy. Plus, most of the events are free. Yep, you can pay almost goose egg (which, incidentally, may or may not have come before the goose) and see all kinds of Science-y things. They’ll run the gamut from Bigfoot to Bay Area Biosystematists–who, we hear, are actually quite sexy. Next year, we’re voting for a symbolic releasing of the finches on Sproul Plaza. Now the big question is when the creationists will declare a counter-holiday in honor of Jesus. Oh, wait …

Darwin Day 2008 at Cal [Website]