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Flannery Goes to Edinburgh

Our friend and colleague Professor Michael Flannery is in Scotland, doing some research on Alfred Russel Wallace at the University of Edinburgh, and sent along some nice snaps. Charles Darwin, of course, was a largely indifferent medical student there starting 1825, and Flannery argues in Alfred Russel Wallace: A Rediscovered Life that the experience was transformative for him (see page 41).
Darwin plaque at the location of 11 Lothian Street, where Darwin resided:
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Old College, University of Edinburgh, which Darwin would have known, right around the corner from the Darwin plaque:
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Another view of Old College:
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Salisbury Crags:
Says Mike: “These form the geological backdrop to the city — quite striking.” More later.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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