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

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.

Apr 032017
 

Believing that nothing is true permits you to believe that anything is possible.

Mar 302017
 

People resent being told what to think, but they scarcely notice being told what to think about.