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Schizophrenia is the subject of ever-developing theories and treatments; many say it’s a disease of the mind, while others say that our society is not set up in a way to understand it, or allow for its participation in our culture as a gift rather than a disease. It’s fascinating

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via The Public Domain Review By Nicholas Humphrey On 5 March 1986 some villagers near Malacca in Malaysia beat to death a dog, which they believed was one of a gang of thieves who transform themselves into animals to carry out their crimes. The story was reported on the front

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There are many things that make me very happy to be a heathen atheist – celibacy, promise rings, creationism, the Westboro Baptist Church and the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. I did a post a while ago about this insane procession of devotees to the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods that happens in

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Highlights from the illustrations in the 1665 edition of Fortunio Liceti’s De Monstris, originally published, without the illustrations, in 1616. Liceti’s work, although not the first on the topic of deformities in nature, was perhaps the most influential of the period. In the wake of the book there was a

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It’s Friday; it’s my day off. I want to stop taking myself and the world too seriously. So here is a Friday post for everyone that knows how to laugh – Friday Face Swaps. What could be funnier than a round-faced, drooling dad holding his bearded baby? Or an overly-made

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Light Bearer’s Alex CF is many things – an artist, a musician and now the curator of the Merrylin Cryptid Museum, a fascinating collection of unreal specimens compiled by 19th century British naturalist and explorer Thomas Merrylin. Alex is looking to open the museum in East London once he has

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