by Joseph Bernstein
This team of historians and data scientists is developing a “Declassification Engine” that turns documents into data and mines it for insights about the history and future of official secrecy.
SOURCE: M.I.T. Media Lab project, Pantheon
"To celebrate our global cultural heritage we are compiling, analyzing and visualizing datasets that can help us understand the process of global cultural development."
by Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis
Was Francis Scott Key really the 19th most important poet in history?
by Walter G. Moss
Image via Shutterstock.In the 1840s, in his Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing, Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard wrote:A man .... steps out into the world’s multiplicity, like one that comes from the country into the great noisy city, into the multiplicity where men engrossed in affairs hurry past one another, where each looks out for what belongs to him in the vast "back and forth," where everything is in passing ... For here one can experience everything possible, or that everything is possible. ... So this man stands there. He has in himself a susceptibility for the disease of double-mindedness. ... Swiftly, alas, swiftly he is infected -- one more victim. This is nothing new, but an old story. As it has happened to him, so it has happened with the double-minded ones who have gone before him.
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