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Abominable Science
 Interview: Daniel Loxton and Dr. Donald Prothero
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This week Derek releases one of the interviews that he recorded while at The Amazing Meeting. On the first day of TAM, the new book penned by Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero, 'Abominable Science', made its debut. So, Derek stole some time with Daniel and Donald to talk a bit about their latest collaboration, and get some of their impressions from their time doing the research into the many Cryptozoological topics packed into the informative tome.
Show Notes

– Date – August 27th, 2013
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Wikipedia [1:54]
– The Skeptical Wikipedia project is not confined to just English readers/speakers.
– Mid May 2013, they managed to get the Neil deGrasse Tyson Wikipedia page on the front page of Portuguese Wikipedia.
Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia Blog.
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Skeptical Humanities
– Find more informat at the website: Skeptical Humanities.
– Drewal, H. J. “Interpretation, Invention and Representation in the Worship of Mami Wata.” Journal of Folklore Research 25.1 (1988): 101-39.
– “Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas.” African Arts (2008): 60-83.
– “Mermaids, Mirrors, and Snake Charmers: Igbo Mami Wata Shrines.” African Arts 21.2 (1988): 38-96, 96.
– Fabowale, Yinka. “Strange creature among frozen fish causes stir in Ibadan.” The Sun (24 July 2013).
– Frank, Barbara. “Permitted and Prohibited Wealth: Commodity-Possessing Spirits, Economic Morals, and the Goddess Mami Wata in West Africa.” Ethnology 34.4 (Fall 1995).
– Hill, Sharon. “Panic Over Alleged Mermaid Found in Nigerian Town.” Doubtful News (25 June 2013).
– “Mami Wata.” (Wikipedia)
– Olanrewaju, Taiwo. “Commotion over ‘mermaid’ in Ibadan“ Nigerian Tribune (25 July 2013).
– “Ibadan ‘Mermaid’: Fish Seller’s Daughter Attack, House Vandalised.” (25 July 2013).
– Salmons, J. “Mammy Wata.“ African Arts 10.3 (1977): 8-15, 87-88.
– “Police Dispel Reports Of Mermaid In Ibadan, Says Fish Was Baby-Octopus.” Information Nigeria (24 July 2013).
– Transcript: “Mami Wata and the Nigerian ‘Mermaid’ Riot”

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Interview: Daniel Loxton and Dr. Donald Prothero
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