Erring

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

May 092018
 

Metrics work, as long as no one knows what they are.

Mar 302018
 

The modern tragedy is that the procedures that revolutionized science happen to be disastrous when applied anywhere else.

Feb 232018
 

Convincing others is the minor problem with argument; the major one is convincing yourself.

Jan 102018
 

What you call hypocrisy I call hedging against the possibility that one’s beliefs are in error.

Jan 022018
 

Most of what we are told is better than nothing is in fact far worse.

Dec 282017
 

The crank cannot be refuted, only dismissed.

Dec 192017
 

Whatever the fanatic permits himself is a duty: whatever he denies himself is a crime.

Dec 112017
 

A belief no fact can sink no fact can float.