Zoology and Mythology – Looking at Angels, Fairies and Dragons
By Jack Ashby, on 25 November 2011
Last week was the Grant Museum’s 15th Annual Robert Edmond Grant Lecture, in which the superb Professor Roger Wotton explored the world of mythical creatures. He applied Grant’s own science of comparative anatomy to see whether things like angels, fairies and demons could actually fly, biologically speaking.
The science was solid, and – SPOILER ALERT – the answer was no. UCL Events blog reviewed the event in full, so you can read all about it there.
Roger’s original article on the topic can be found here in the Telegraph