A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.
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.
What politicians say about science is as silly as what scientists say about politics.
Placebo is most of medicine, and nocebo is most of philosophy.
Everyone is conservative about what he understands, and ought to be about what he does not.
Humans have improved modestly in acquiring knowledge but vastly in transmitting it.
Reasonable, adj. Good at thinking of reasons.
If none of your other beliefs depend on evolution being true, you might as well be a creationist.
We have learned to ignore philosophers when they talk about science but remain in thrall to scientists when they talk about philosophy.
We fret too much over the contradictions among our beliefs, in the unlikely event that we notice them at all.
No one would pay an anecdote any mind if its plural were data.