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The mathematics of history - Jean-Baptiste Michel

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What can mathematics say about history? According to TED Fellow Jean-Baptiste Michel, quite a lot. From changes to language to the deadliness of wars, he shows how digitized history is just starting to reveal deep underlying patterns.

According to the mathematical formula presented by Jean-Baptiste Michel, hypothetically, an irregular verb we hear in the lyrics of a Jay-Z song that was also documented in a speech by Alfred the Great most likely remained unchanged because of which factor?

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