Poe, Leidy, Morton, and Some Skeletons

Now that’s a picture:

Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Leidy, and Samuel George Morton at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences

Photo from A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American ScienceVia.

Also, did you know that “diddling” can be considered an exact science?  (This and other interesting tid-bits on Poe and early American science appear in Maurice Lee’s recent Uncertain Chances.)

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