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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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Darwin is currently in pride-of-place in the main hall. I think it's usually the museum's founder that gets to go there...

It's a nice statue, he looks very thoughtful.
29th Jan 2012, 16:42   | tags:,,

Factotum says:

love the beard and eyebrows, lovingly carved in marble!

29th Jan 2012, 16:46

FilbertFox says:

I think he looks good there. BB and I had a chat with him last year.

29th Jan 2012, 17:03

billion says:

there used to be richard owen sitting in that spot, who unfortunately wasn't a very nice chap and didn't have such an impressively large beard as mr d...

30th Jan 2012, 15:21

Wendle says:

He's thinking about the gorilla he got that overhanging brow from.

30th Jan 2012, 18:40

Factotum says:

I just read the Wikipedia article on Richard Owen- interesting material!

30th Jan 2012, 23:44

swamprose says:

Owen was a nasty little man who hated Darwin intensely. Ironically, for his lifetime, Owen had to look at Darwin's statue in the place of honour. It was switched to Owen in 1927. Darwin returned in 2009, and I went to say hello. Nice to see him again. Wonder where Mr Owen is now....

31st Jan 2012, 01:50

crickson says:

It'll probably be David Attenborough one day...

31st Jan 2012, 06:42

FilbertFox says:

That will be SIR David to you!

31st Jan 2012, 07:55

crickson says:

I don't think he gets hung up about titles and stuff. I bet he wouldn't mind if I called him "Dave the animal man". : )

31st Jan 2012, 08:25