Monday, September 28, 2009

A Young Scientist in Italy

Like John Wilkins, I too have visited Italy.

Whereas John is interested in spandrels, I was more interested in the native wildlife.

John is there now [An Adaptationist in Piazza San Marco], I was there in prehistoric times.

John is old and wise, I was young and naive. (I didn't even know about spandrels back then.)

I had a Michelin guide, I bet John doesn't have a Michelin guide!


  1. Going by the statues behind you, I'm guess you were "touring" the red-light district.

  2. I don't need no steenking Michelin guides. I have GPS (and a travelling companion who is always right, unlike philosophers).

  3. Were you in Piazza San Marco there? When I was in Venice, I paid a Euro for a bag of corn to feed them. As soon as I opened it up, I got swarmed. This was around the time when everyone was freaking out about Asian bird flu, and some American tourists gave me dirty looks, as though I was already infected.