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Rasputin, science, and the transmogrification of destiny

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Editor's Note: A George Harris poll of our referees reported 95% of the opinion that this was the work of a madman and 5% or the opinion that it is a work of genius. A Lou Gallop poll of the same referees reported 95% as saying that it was the work of a genius and 5% believing it the work of a madman.

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Wyler, J.A. Rasputin, science, and the transmogrification of destiny. Gen Relat Gravit 5, 175–182 (1974).

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