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The Curiosity Index (19.06.2018)

What the Bible really says about government Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry writes: The Bible is a tricky text to interpret. Some people think this is because it’s a grab bag of various texts from many centuries; you can make that argument, but there’s no important text from human history that is straightforward to interpret, probably because otherwise, people wouldn’t find them so interesting, and they wouldn’t tell us interesting things about this messy reality we inhabit. The Bible is unclear, but so are Plato’s dialogues, Shakespeare’s plays, and the Constitution of the…

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The Curiosity Index (15.06.2018)

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner Researchers have predicted the outcome after simulating the entire soccer tournament 100,000 times. Turns out the computers know what we all know – Germany will win and on the way knock-out England. Typical. *Team of the tournament is Iceland simply for being there: The Planning Lesson in Iceland’s World Cup Miracle – remember Iceland only has 350,000 people (although the computers think that’s unimportant). *Bonus Iceland article: Rock Piles and Elves: Secularism and the Supernatural in Iceland Soccer Fields Around the World Sticking with football, I…

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