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La Fontana delle Scimmie.*

*warning blog post contains references to Florence (again)   This is the Museo delle Porcellane di Boboli, an exquisitely faded small palazzo in the gardens of the Pitti Palace. It has a superb collection of porcelain and chinaware and delicious … Continue reading

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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles.

J.B.S. Haldane (a British geneticist and evolutionary biologist) was  asked by a group of theologians what he had learnt  about the Creator from the study of creation. Haldane, an atheist, is alleged to have replied “If one could conclude as to … Continue reading

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The Silent Scream of the Lamprey.

Suspended in its glass prison, the lamprey gapes but nobody can hear its cry. The D’Arcy Thompson museum is a rare jewel that gleams in the deepest chambers of the heart of Dundee University. This lamprey was collected over a … Continue reading

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