Mile 100, Milwaukee Road -railroad grade, Washington State.
Heading to Mike & Stacy’s wedding. Backseat of Mom & Dad’s car.
I have lately discovered the writing of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin. He was a physician, a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave-trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution (anticipating his grandson Charles’ work) and the relatedness of all forms of life. This is all very impressive but what I truly love about him are the arguments listed at the beginning of the Cantos in The Botanic Garden. I steal words heavily from this source- as seen in the map above.