Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

About ten days ago, my wife and I went to the Natural History Museum, along with our
daughter L and her two young children. The girls were most interested in the dinosaur
skeletons and the animated models of them, as I imagine most kids are. We then went
to have a look around The Science Museum next door, which we thought was much
more child-friendly. There were lots of things that the girls played with.

In the great hall of the NHM was a large statue of Charles Darwin, below which was a
plaque which read:  “Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of
men’s minds, which follows from the advance of science.”
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Statue

BTW, I’ve revamped the YouTube video of the BBC Horizon programme: “Eat, fast and live
longer” … you can see this on an earlier post on my blogsite.

We had a text from L today, saying that Mini had written a letter to Father Christmas, thanking
him very much for giving presents to children.  She didn’t put anything in her letter about
what she’d like for Xmas.

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2 thoughts on “Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

  1. Hope you are not affected by the terrible floods in the UK at the moment? regards from a sunny spring day, though breezy, in New Zealand.

  2. Thanks for asking, M. We haven’t been badly affected in Nottingham – our house is a fair distance and height away from the River Trent (which flows South of Nottingham Castle). It’s very cold, dry and sunny at the moment. I’m busy re-vamping my jwebdesign website at present, as well as doing a fair amount of photography, & e-card-making & seeing all our grandchildren. Hope you’re well & enjoying life. Cheers, J.
    http://jwebdesigns.angelfire.com/

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