Looking for a particular book
January 13, 2013 3:14 PM Subscribe
It's an old book yet famous at the time, maybe 17th to early 19th century, that deals with debunking myths, superstitions and the like. It was probably one of the earliest such books, at least one written with the Enlightenment mindset. I think. Author's last name may perhaps begin with B. Had stuff in it about how beavers don't bite off their testicles and that [insert group you dislike] do not actually smell. I know this is vague, but that's all I can remember unfortunately.
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