Thinking

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.
—Whitehead

Apr 232015
 

There is almost no contemporary imbecility that cannot be found in Rousseau.

Apr 172015
 

The triumph of physics has poisoned many disciplines, including physics.

Feb 272015
 

In science the social construction of reality is known as peer review.

Feb 242015
 

The struggle to assimilate a new idea without disturbing the old ones is hideously physical, like becoming a werewolf.

Jan 302015
 

It is often more useful to generalize a question than to answer it.

Jan 082015
 

Pretentious nonsense and pseudo-difficulty drive truly difficult problems out of circulation, as bad money drives out good.