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The Science of Oz (sort of), Part 1

The Lion and the Tortoise, painted by Eugene Delacroix, 1835

Lion and Tortoise, by Eugene Delacroix, 1835. Public Domain image courtesy wikipaintings

Science enriches our lives, broadens our understanding, and encourages us to explore the world we live in. Science can also be a big downer when it comes to magic and myth. Sometimes knowing the science of stories makes them less … well, magical. That is the risk we take in this post.  (more…)