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

May 202019
 

Deductive conclusions, like the weather, are highly sensitive to initial conditions.

May 032019
 

There are two kinds of philosophers: those who begin with the conclusions, and fill in with egregious reasoning; and those who begin with the reasoning, and arrive at egregious conclusions.

Apr 262019
 

Never end up literal, but always start that way.

Apr 172019
 

If it wasn’t for cognitive biases, I’d have no cognition at all.

Apr 012019
 

As a competent worker will be promoted into incompetence, so a valuable method or technique will infiltrate disciplines in which it is useless or harmful.

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.