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Numbers and life

From the April 15, 2013 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

This piece was originally written in Portuguese and published in the February 2013 Portuguese, Spanish, French, and German editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

Some years ago, there was a show on Brazilian TV in which a comedian mimicked a minister from the government who would often say, “What matters is numbers. ” The comedian’s playfulness is a sign that humanity today seems to be worried about and bound to “numbers.