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I uncovered today a small paper note, obviously inspired by my reading of Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, very likely Foundation’s Edge in particular, which I completed last month.

I maintain the belief that the world is in need of a mathematical language situated to subject the spoken word, not numbers, to a similar rigorous logical analysis present in mathematics. In this way, I hope, we may purge the lies and otherwise misleading statements of politicians from the arena of deviously calculated rhetoric. We need not a purveyor of Truth, but rather a system of analysis by which such Truth my surface through application of thorough analytic scrutiny. In this fashion too we may greatly compress ordinary communication, making for a rapid and impartial, logically consistent language, more closely resembling direct thought.

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