Brazilian blocos ignore ban on Carnival celebrations.
The Spell, by William Fettes Douglas, 1864. © National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, The Bridgeman Art Library.
Volume V, Number 3 | summer 2012
In 1936 Sotheby’s auctioned many of Isaac Newton’s nonscientific papers, containing much writing about his alchemical interests. A large batch was bought by John Maynard Keynes, who wrote in a lecture published posthumously as “Newton, the Man,” that the physicist and mathematician “was not the first of the age of reason. He was the last of the magicians.”
Have you ever, looking up, seen a cloud like to a centaur, a leopard, a wolf, or a bull?—Aristophanes, 423 BC
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