update

still in Dublin. went to see the Book of Kells today as well as the Long Room of the Trinity College Library. Amazing stuff. The portions of the Book of Kells that we got to see was amazing, as was the history behind it. I have to say though that the long room really took my breath away – two floors of tiny cubbys of floor to ceiling books, all incredibly old and valuable surrounding a wide open center space where some special treats were on display. Of particular interest was a first edition copy of the Origin of the Species.

I found this especially amusing considering the current political ruckus in the states over so-called intelligent design.

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