Professor of Virtual Anthropology

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Rincewind. Virtual Anthropology: that which is almost but not quite real, or "real for a given value of teapot"?

Professor Rincewind is of course the custodian of the Roundworld project, the universe-in-a-glass-bottle, inside which a variety of alternative anthropologies have developed, which are made virtually real through the intervention of Hex, and which he, Rincewind, has been sent to investigate on many occasions.