gladwell dot com / Group Think
Quoting from Jenny Uglow's new book, "The Lunar Men"
"They developed their own cryptic, playful language and Darwin, in particular, liked to phrase things as puzzles—like the charades and poetic word games people used to play," "Even though they were down-to-earth champions of reason, a part of the delight was to feel they were unlocking esoteric secrets, exploring transmutations like alchemists of old."
This is alongside many other interesting articles from Malcom Gladwell
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by ben at 2/10/2003 02:49:00 pm