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.

Jun 122015

First Law of Social Science: All effects are weaker than they appear.

Jun 092015

Truth is often radically antipodal, but never moderate.

May 292015

Machinery does mostly good as reality and mostly harm as metaphor.

Apr 292015

The trouble with physics is that it doesn’t scale.

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.