Originally Posted by kerry edwards
Wit still operational.
I thought of JJL when I was there but since we were on an organized tour, the opportunities for deviation were few. We went as far north as Inverness so we weren't too far away from Aberdeen.
If, on the other hand, you were referring to Adam Smith, I had intended to take the group to Smith's grave and read something from his works but I was unable to locate his grave in a timely manner. We did however, read Hume's autobiography at his gravesite. We visited the site of James Hutton's home and viewed the Salisbury Craigs. After the official tour was over, I headed south with a friend to visit my in-laws. On the way we tried to visit Siccar Point where Hutton confirmed his theory. We were able to see if from a distance but couldn't find a path thru the farmfields down to the actual formations themselves.
I was surprised to learn at New Harmony, that the founder of American geology, William MacLure was a half owner of the socialist colony with Robert Owen. The founder of American entomology was also one of the group. I'm wondering whether Maclure had any relationship with Hutton when he lived in Scotland.
I was thinking about jjl, but I think he'd be amused that I might think equally of either Smith or jjl.
Two scientists as members of New Harmony? Cool. Socialism rocks with buggy people. I think most acdemicians in most disciplines admire socialism because it sounds so reasonable and logically controlled.