It is in fields where expertise is dubious or bogus that practitioners stress the importance of deferring to expertise.
To write something that could not have been written any other way usually takes several drafts.
We ought to think of the present as if it were the past; instead we think of the past as if it were the present.
What politicians say about science is as silly as what scientists say about politics.
Prejudice, n. The precipitate of a principle.
The people who most need to be persuaded of their own stupidity have been told all their lives how clever they are.
People who refuse to be categorized are all alike.
Placebo is most of medicine, and nocebo is most of philosophy.
To discover who is preeminent in a field, ask someone who knows nothing about it.
One must check the rise to cushion the fall.