Stephen T. Asma is a pro­fes­sor of phi­los­o­phy at Colum­bia Col­lege in Chica­go. He is the author of numer­ous arti­cles and books, includ­ing On Mon­sters: An Unnat­ur­al His­to­ry of Our Worst Fears and Why I am a Bud­dhist (both forth­com­ing in 2009); The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stum­bling Toward Enlight­en­ment in the Land of the Tat­tered Bud­dha; and Stuffed Ani­mals and Pick­led Heads: The Cul­ture and Evo­lu­tion of Nat­ur­al His­to­ry Muse­ums. His Web site is at www​.stephenas​ma​.com.
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