Science: Unity at Cambridge

Otto Neurath is a bald, booming, energy-oozing sociologist and scientific philosopher who used to live and work in Vienna, now lives and works in The Netherlands. Some years ago he invented the "pictograph" or "isotype" method of conveying sociological statistics by quantitative symbols (a convenient and striking dodge that for rows of dead numbers substitutes conventionalized pictures of men, machines, factories, whatever, each picture-unit representing any number the statistician states). He now heads the International Foundation for Visual Education. Out of his feeling, and that of his group in Vienna, that science should be a unified endeavor with a unified...

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