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  PoS   WORD HIS EDU SOC LAW HUM PHIL SCI MED BUS
1  N    PROPHECY 206 50 71 54 84 239 45 5 14
2  V    ASSIMILATE 300 70 173 98 210 159 93 28 4
3  N    UNDERTAKING 178 47 89 170 93 80 141 19 14
4  J    NOTEWORTHY 175 114 216 92 151 96 140 76 17
5  N    LOCUS 86 252 555 66 186 351 170 82 1
6  J    LIMITING 76 45 137 144 63 75 365 83 24
7  N    PERSUASION 121 39 174 119 136 195 74 14 4
8  J    TWO-WAY 87 107 166 57 35 90 186 67 51
9  R    INTIMATELY 107 30 105 56 143 148 106 32 14
10  J    GENERATING 74 66 175 92 56 55 393 40 49
 

and that they are expanding it. For some in the academy, these are heady times. But not for all. Pity the poor humanist, and especially one so incautious as to agree to speak at a conference called "Science &; Literature, "as I did not long ago. In the 1950s, the opponents in the "Two Cultures "debates were evenly matched: on both sides they were tweedy men who believed in truth and thought their path toward it was the right one. Their educational backgrounds gave them the tools to understand if not agree with each other, and they felt equally entitled to a place in the university. My experience of late has been quite different. Like most of my humanist colleagues, I no longer compare my practice to that of scientists. Nor could I do so in any but a Dadaist manner, having never studied any science at the university level or pursued mathematics beyond set theory, which I

 
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