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Don’t Sass the Bonsum

In J.B.S. Haldane’s My Friend Mr Leakey, the title character makes a reference to a creature from the folklore of Ghana and Togo: “And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to conjure up a devil before dinner, because tomorrow … Continue reading

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Where Science and Magic Meet

My Friend Mr Leakey, by J.B.S. Haldane – There was a chapter from this book in an anthology my grandmother had, and I saw several other mentions of it later on, but had a hard time actually finding it. I … Continue reading

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Tweedle Twaddle

You probably know Tweedledum and Tweedledee from their appearance in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and works derived from that. You may also know that they’re characters from a nursery rhyme. What are the origins of this poem? As is … Continue reading

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