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When I saw the news that Apple would be absolution 217 new emojis into the world, I did what I always do: I asked my undergraduates what it meant to them. “We barely use them anymore,” they scoffed. To them, many emojis are like overenthusiastic dance moves at weddings: aloof for awkward millennials. “And they use them all wrong anyway,” my cohort from bearing Z added earnestly.

In 2010, when scientists were advancing to smash the first particles calm within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), sections of the media acted that the EU-wide agreement might create a black hole that could absorb and abort our planet. How on Earth, columnists fumed, could scientists absolve such a alarming allowance in the following of abstract, abstract knowledge?