Seeming

Religion, art, taste, and other delusions.

May 132015
 

Quality, too, is subject to diminishing returns. The world runs on large amounts of good enough.

May 052015
 

Now we say that we do not understand what we only disapprove, and soon we truly will not understand.

Mar 262015
 

A golden age is the creation of a few, but we can all contribute to a degenerate one.

Mar 032015
 

The hard sciences killed God, natural selection buried Him, variance drove a silver stake through His heart, and yet He will not die.

Feb 092015
 

Data and science have become our garlic and wolfsbane.

Jan 222015
 

Good art does not ennoble, it merely refines; and bad art does not degrade, it merely coarsens.

Jan 072015
 

The artist-provocateur does more damage than he knows: he immunizes his audience against shock, and who cannot be shocked cannot be moved.

Jan 022015
 

You call a man a cynic when you can’t call him wrong, and an idealist when you don’t want to.

Dec 192014
 

If you wish to change a man’s beliefs, you have to give him something to replace them.