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A linguistic analysis of contradictions between different results from Mambila spider divination - a form of oracle- reveals that where contradictions occur the diviners change the flow of questioning

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The paper provides empirical evidence of the logic of divination

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This page is a summary of: Professor Garfinkel Visits the Soothsayers: Ethnomethodology and Mambila Divination, Man, December 1990, JSTOR, DOI: 10.2307/2803659.
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