All posts tagged with myths

Tortoises down

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John Wilkins comments on an old fable, often attributed to William James, in the service of commenting on the snooty attitudes toward common folk beliefs (“T...

"Historians Gone Wild" on Oprahbulations

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I think that this NY Times story by Noam Cohen, titled “In Douglass Tribute, Slave Folklore and Fact Collide,” is just fascinating. It’s an old story (from e...

Myths about Neandertals

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Tyler Cowen comments on last week’s “Let’s clone mammoths, and OOH OOH Neandertals too” article. I’m pointing to the post because the commenters embody so ma...