Erring

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

Oct 232017
 

Ideology, n.   A system of belief that leads to frumpiness.

Oct 182017
 

Philosophy is so well-trod that there is scarcely room for a new mistake.

Oct 032017
 

After an act of intellectual malpractice so egregious that nothing can excuse it, there is only one thing to say: “My point still stands.”

Sep 282017
 

It is easy to mistake the destruction of one’s world-view for the destruction of the world.

Sep 202017
 

There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.

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.