After an act of intellectual malpractice so egregious that nothing can excuse it, there is only one thing to say: “My point still stands.”
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
It is easy to mistake the destruction of one’s world-view for the destruction of the world.
There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.
The people who most need to be persuaded of their own stupidity have been told all their lives how clever they are.
Placebo is most of medicine, and nocebo is most of philosophy.
Whatever I’ve believed with passionate intensity has been wrong.
Not every aversion is a fear, and not every fear is a phobia.
The likelihood that a new scientific finding is true varies inversely with your desire to talk about it at parties.
The end of civilization will likely not be preceded by general alarm over civilization’s impending end.
A belief, we are told, is a thought you keep thinking; in fact you stopped thinking it some time ago, if it was ever a thought at all.