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87: Big Data


Big Data

Episode 87 on Saturday, Apr 18, 2020

Last week, we had “women” in our title. This week, we have a woman on our show! Don’t worry, we’re still good complementarians; she’s only on briefly, for follow up. Sarah joins us to talk about how and why David is the way he is, and stuff.

For our main topic, we discuss a quote from H.P. Lovecreaft and the idea of Big Data, hence the weirdly apt title. Anyway, here’s the quote:

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.” — H.P Lovecraft,

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