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.

Jul 042017

Reasonable, adj.  Good at thinking of reasons.

Jun 192017

If none of your other beliefs depend on evolution being true, you might as well be a creationist.

Jun 152017

We have learned to ignore philosophers when they talk about science but remain in thrall to scientists when they talk about philosophy.

Jun 122017

We fret too much over the contradictions among our beliefs, in the unlikely event that we notice them at all.

Jun 082017

No one would pay an anecdote any mind if its plural were data.

May 052017

Is it the imminent destruction of the world you mourn, or the accomplished destruction of how you thought about it?

Apr 102017

A suppressed idea mutates to ever more virulent forms; these are then invoked to justify its continued suppression.

Apr 052017

By the time you know all the answers you no longer believe them.