Erring

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

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.