Erring

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

Jan 312017
 

We are constantly warned against sunk cost, yet sunk belief is so much more expensive.

Jan 232017
 

To speak for those who cannot speak for themselves is impossible and impertinent.

Jan 062017
 

You can talk a man into anything, as long as there’s nothing you have to talk him out of.

Jan 042017
 

Ugliness, incompetence, immaturity: these have become ideologies — no longer failures but ends in themselves.

Dec 232016
 

You don’t build machines smarter than the designer for the same reason you don’t write novels with characters smarter than the author.

Dec 122016
 

Two parties will often heatedly dispute a fact which, if it could be definitely established, would change the opinion of neither.

Dec 082016
 

Facts, n.  Values that one is unwilling or unable to articulate.

Nov 172016
 

Sometimes we encounter ideas that cannot be reconciled with what we already believe, and these we call untrue.

Nov 142016
 

It is because we regard conforming opinions as virtue that we treat deviant ones as vice.

Nov 072016
 

The wish is occasionally the father of the thought, but more often the midwife.