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The Origin and Cultural Evolution of Silence
The Origin and Cultural Evolution of Silence

“Sound imposes a narrative on you, and it’s always someone else’s narrative.”

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Abstract City: Christoph Niemann’s Visual Essays
Abstract City: Christoph Niemann’s Visual Essays

What a transatlantic red eye flight has to do with biodiversity and charting the love of coffee.

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London Unfurled: An Obsessive 37-Foot Accordion Drawing
London Unfurled: An Obsessive 37-Foot Accordion Drawing

Along the River Thames in pen and ink.

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The Philosophy of Alice in Wonderland
The Philosophy of Alice in Wonderland

Cultivating the capacity to believe six impossible things before breakfast.

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How Ignorance Fuels Science and the Evolution of Knowledge
How Ignorance Fuels Science and the Evolution of Knowledge

“We judge the value of science by the ignorance it defines.”

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Love Is Walking Hand In Hand: The Peanuts Gang Defines Love, 1965
Love Is Walking Hand In Hand: The Peanuts Gang Defines Love, 1965

“Love is being happy knowing that she’s happy… but that isn’t so easy.”

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