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Thanks for this amazing article. For those who think Shakespeare is claptrap: every one of my students starts off saying that, and once they learn to understand the language and read the complex meanings, change their minds.
Brilliant! The controversy over Vermeer is ridiculous. No one claims modern chefs are inferior to their earlier counterparts.
It would be interesting to compare city vs. rural raccoons that were raised in identical environments from birth.