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[BONUS] A Short History of Body Snatching

Prior to 1832, in the United Kingdom it was only legal for medical schools and anatomists to perform dissections on the bodies of executed criminals. Due to this restriction, there was an extreme shortage of available cadavers, especially as more students became drawn to the medical profession in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a […] Continue reading

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Pacific Rim and Cognitive Hybridity

  Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi flick Pacific Rim begins with a series of flashbacks that sketch out the fictional history of the Kaiju War. The Kaiju (Japanese for “monsters” like Godzilla) are a species of giant and deadly alien invaders who are somehow finding their way into the Pacific Ocean through an inter-dimensional portal, […] Continue reading

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