Erring

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

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.

May 272016
 

It must be easier to fix the world than it is to fix a dishwasher; there are so many more people who know how.

May 172016
 

The worst example is the unique success.

May 122016
 

What is called stupidity is often only intelligence gone horribly wrong.

May 092016
 

Occam’s Razor doesn’t mean what’s simplest must be true;
It means that we are stupid and it’s the best that we can do.