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|Quote (Learned Hand @ May 12 2014,11:00)|
|Apropos of nothing, I spent today touring Down House and its environs during a weekend off from a long business trip to London. I was not prepared for how beautiful the grounds are--the gardens, sandwalk, and walk back to the village were gorgeous. |
The bookstore sells a number of excellent reads, such as Why Evolution is True. But not Darwin's Black Box or No Free Lunch. I suppose that will have to wait until IDists prove their case and have their homes converted into national parks.
I went there about 3 years ago and can vouch for all of this. The grounds and general surroundings outshine the Down House interior exhibits, in my opinion, although it probably helped that I was there on a warm, fine spring day. It gave interesting insights into Darwin himself, with preserved experimental pieces, and life in general for a large Victorian household in outer London.
An excellent way to spend half a day if you find yourself in London with the time to spare.
And yes, the people that stock the book and gift shop seem to have no idea of the raging scientific controversy going on - no ID books in sight!
“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.” - Isaac Asimov
"Grow up, assface" - Joe G., grown up ID spokesperson, Sandwalk, April 2014