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Google has launched Ngram viewer, a tool which lets you compare phrases appearing across the entire corpus of Google books.

We compared “science” against “religion” in books written between 1800 and 2008. The results are interesting – see how science begins to overtake religion during WWII.



Do you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood that really knows where his towel’s at.

Who?

Amit Ghosh does mathsy things for an actuarial firm. He read Physics at university, and they even let him loose in the Cavendish laboratory one summer on a research project. He is @bexleylister on Twitter.

Shona Ghosh read English, then did an MA in Journalism. She knows nothing about science. She wishes she did though, so she sometimes reads New Scientist and tries to make Amit explain quantum physics to her, preferably through the medium of pictionary. She is @shonaghosh on Twitter.

They combine their thoughts on this blog.

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