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June 03, 2013

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For example, data analysis is a rigorous intellectual exercise that requires a great brain power. It's the quest to find the meaning behind the data that offer clues to the grand design underlying the phenomenon attested by the data.

Who amongst those in humanities dare accuse the beautiful minds of John Nash or Albert Einstein of being just instrument to meaningless shallow information? Without those who developed "HTML" or other forms of advanced programming language, which by the way is an outcome of the very rigorous intellectual pursuit of systematic and structural completeness, how can anyone of you even dare easily post and share your comments and ideas on this web space?

Meaning is everywhere in the world of numbers and data to be found if only one has eyes for it. It's simply the narrow minds that feel threatened by the lack of their own ability to see it.

I am certain that Wieseltier does not mean to indict Einstein or other great scientific minds of crimes against the humanities.

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