Meanwhile in London

There are massive skeletons floating over crowds of humans while Charles Darwin looks on approvingly. As he would.

Also, I have an event tonight at Forbidden Planet here in London at 6pm which you should come to if you happen to be in the area.

That is all. Tomorrow in Budapest!

By John Scalzi

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7 replies on “Meanwhile in London”

I see that you are in the Natural History Museum. Great place indeed.

About 10 years ago, a group of Tibetan monks visited Yale’s Peabody Museum in New Haven for a Sand Mandala ceremony, which my wife and I attended. One very cute detail: the table on which they made and then ceremonially destroyed the mandala was in a room surrounded by dinosaurs, so at the corners of the table the monks added little dinosaurs.

I have to chuckle at the British not being politically correct towards American fundamentalist tourists. Not only is there an exhibit for Darwin, but he was on their money for a while too. And his ship, the Beagle, was on the five pound note.

When I innocently said, “praise the Lord,” the way I would back home, a lady at the British museum laughed in surprise, saying, “Ya, praise the Lord” and then I realized she never heard anyone saying that.

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