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

Sep 082016

Demanding respect is the infallible sign of not deserving it.

Aug 242016

That the many knowledgeable and intelligent people who disagree with you are deluded is the most common delusion of all.

Aug 192016

We would do better to speak of gaps in our ignorance.

Jul 182016

One can be too fair-minded, but it is not a common problem.

Jul 112016

We measure first-order effects, guess at the second order, and the third order is like the third bottle of wine — all bets are off.

Jul 082016

Many who understand that suspicion is a strategy, not a model, persist in treating trust as a model, not a strategy.

Jun 292016

In philosophy correspondence and coherence vary inversely.

Jun 202016

The truth shall set you on anyone who will listen.