[Humanist] 22.429 who said?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 429.
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        Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:59:19 +0100
        From: "Jan Rybicki" <jkrybicki at gmail.com>
        Subject: Who said...

Who said, or could have said, or wished he/she had said, something like the
following (if, perhaps, in better English):

We go away from the text and hide in the forest of numbers, only to return
to the text with the insight we derive from the numbers. We cannot
understand the numbers without understanding the text, but the numbers will
help us grasp hitherto unrealized senses of the text, senses which, in turn,
might become a remedy for the postmodern cognitive relativism of
contemporary humanities and its distrust of the possibility of any objective

Thanks in advance for any suggestions,

Jan Rybicki

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