Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

Jul 092014
 

You can smoke all you like in the movies, but you can’t cough without dying.

Jun 132014
 

People praise sincerity in art because they cannot bear the idea that an artist can imitate their deepest thoughts and feelings while remaining unmoved by them.

May 282014
 

Religion without doctrine and ritual is nothing, or as we now say, spirituality.

Jan 202014
 

Our ancestors believed in ghosts of people; we believe in multiple regression — ghosts of causes.

Jan 062014
 

“It was a culture,” the historian will write a century from now, “that found it necessary to invent the word ‘unironically.'”

Dec 122013
 

Belief in karma is the coward’s revenge.

Nov 182013
 

Who will psychoanalyze the psychologists, deconstruct the deconstructionists, decode the signals of the signaling theorists, unmask the unmaskers?