I have arrived in Poland’s capital, a big metropolis completely rebuilt after the war. And I’ve had my first all-Polish meal at one of the famous “milk bars“: both cheese and blueberry pierogi, kompott (a drink made from boiled fruit), and borscht. I have photos but no time to post them now.
Some grins: my talk tonight is advertised on the Polish Rationalist Society page, and Bing gives this great translation:
“Imagine my pleasure when Jacek (President of PSR) gave us a message that will be shown in our country despite various difficulties, Jerry Coyne. Professor of biology at the University of Chicago, which he Dawkins calls him “the guru of evolutionary genetics.” Apart from being an eminent scientist, there is also a loud speaking, staunch atheist. Is ruthless when it comes to all these so-called “enlightened theologians” and cowardly, rogue scientists who are on the head and any other intellectual acrobatics to push us to the darkness that religion and science can co-exist together happily. Below one of these such lectures (again, unfortunately, did not find any translation, sorry to those who do not know English). I love this its lightly ironic smile of pity from time to time when lists all primitive tricks aimed at demonstrating “. magisteriów”, and even sometimes support science and religion, as if we could have anything useful to learn from superstition dating back thousands of years as to the nature of this world.”
I love the “lightly ironic smile of pity”!