Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.

Mar 122019

That there is nothing new under the sun is possibly the oldest argument under the sun.

Feb 182019

We can be sure, when we are told that all interpretation is biased, that an egregiously biased interpretation will shortly follow.

Jan 072019

If A does X, and you ignore it, and B does X, and you condemn it, one may infer that you have more interest in A and B than in X.

Oct 042018

Any man who masters the practice of a discipline will be told that he does not understand its theory.

Aug 092018

There are people who say a lot of true things, and people who say a lot of insightful things, but not the same people.

Aug 072018

Humans are so ill-equipped to think about conspiracies that they infect and derange our thinking in the few areas in which we are usually competent.