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  • a bit gradgrindian if not outright silly (perhaps on a par with that obsessive concern with quotation marks which Derrida playfully ascribes to Oxford philosophers [547]); but life is too short to worry about a thing like that.

    Warranted Christian Belief

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  • "... all these factors colluded to make it almost impossible for the Victorians to see miasma for the red herring that it was, however much they prided themselves on their Gradgrindian rationality."

    —Steven Johnson, The Ghost Map (New York: Penguin, 2006), 134–135

    October 2, 2008