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Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads by Stephen T. Asma
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01/09/2010 page 11
3.44% "Various arguments re: the psychology of collecting"
01/20/2010 page 18
5.63% "Various criteria of classification."
01/20/2010 page 22
6.88% "Darwin learned taxidermy at university, from a freed South American slave."
01/20/2010 page 26
8.13% "Old World and New World vultures are unrelated. New World ones are related to storks."
01/24/2010 page 68
21.25% ""The real epistemology of how one's belief commitments get strung together has almost nothing to do with logic. Logic has the cleanup job.""
02/01/2010 page 84
26.25% "Language and thought relentlessly follow some basic rules of logic despite the protests of romantics, who undo their objections by speaking"
02/15/2010 page 92
28.75% "Calvinist religious dioramas made from dried body parts. Yep, that'll put the fear of God into you, all right."

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