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They seem to appreciate him far more than US public schools

September 5, 2008

While traveling over to Wales, we made a quick stop to Shrewsbury. This is notable because it is where Charles Darwin went to school. Here is his statue in front of the Shrewsbury library (surprisingly, they do not have an early edition of Origin of Species (so I provided my own), but they do have a small gift shop).


Here is a picture of the oldest portion of the library itself (built in the 1600s I think). It now houses the computers(all very busy when I stopped by)

Not only does Darwin get a statue, but he also appears on two symbols of the local economy. He is on the 10 pound note (scientists? On money?!?!? That’s dangerous thinking!!!) And he is also the namesake of the local mall!!! Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a copy of Origin of Species on sale in the mall either (probably a good thing, I have a few copies already).

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