Thursday, November 21, 2013

Which Way Did Darwin Walk?

For some reason the title reminds me of "What Does the Fox Say." Oh well, PZ Myers is desperately interested in knowing which way Darwin walked when he took a stroll on the Sandwalk [An important historical question!].

I know which way PZ walked 'cause I led him!


7 comments :

  1. Several years ago I was inspired by this photo. I met "Louis" who many of you may know from the Panda's Thumb AtBC and we took a photo in the same spot.

    It's a great place, Down House, and Louis and his family and me and mine had a nice pub lunch where Darwin sat many years ago. I highly recommend the pilgrimage.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Send me a picture and I'll post it.

      See
      http://sandwalk.blogspot.ca/2012/09/chris-dicarlo-on-sandwalk.html

      PZ and I also had a nice lunch in the Downe pub opposite the cemetery. (I forget what it was called.)

      Delete
    2. Probably the Queen's Head. Louis and I had a nice Sunday lunch there and a couple of pints.

      We also discovered a digital watch tree:

      http://youtu.be/iRnhSbXLEd8

      Delete
  2. Oh, anti-clockwise. Definitely. Nothing else makes sense in light of evolution.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I disagree. I think he walked COUNTER-clockwise even though he was English. :-)

      Delete
  3. Over at PZ's blog the head gardener at Down House replied: probably anti-clockwise (trans: counter-clockwise) based on historical notes and letters.

    No video, alas.

    ReplyDelete
  4. People should really use "widdershins" more to avoid the "anti" versus "counter" question, but also because it's such a nice word. I met it for the first time in William Golding's "The Spire" and have always liked it since. Widdershins on the Sandwalk would make a nice title for a short story about Darwin. If anybody wants to write one, they can have the title free of charge.

    ReplyDelete