Erring

Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
—Cunningham

Sep 082017
 

The people who most need to be persuaded of their own stupidity have been told all their lives how clever they are.

Aug 022017
 

Whatever I’ve believed with passionate intensity has been wrong.

Jul 282017
 

Not every aversion is a fear, and not every fear is a phobia.

Jul 202017
 

The likelihood that a new scientific finding is true varies inversely with your desire to talk about it at parties.

Jul 062017
 

The end of civilization will likely not be preceded by general alarm over civilization’s impending end.

Jun 302017
 

A belief, we are told, is a thought you keep thinking; in fact you stopped thinking it some time ago, if it was ever a thought at all.

Jun 202017
 

The less our beliefs have to do with our actions, the more we cherish them.

Jun 122017
 

We fret too much over the contradictions among our beliefs, in the unlikely event that we notice them at all.