Sep 202017
 

There’s no harm in opinions, as long as you don’t believe them.

Sep 182017
 

A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.

Sep 162017
 

If policy simply achieved its ends, a new outlet would have to be found for the ingenuity expended in its defense.

Sep 152017
 

It is in fields where expertise is dubious or bogus that practitioners stress the importance of deferring to expertise.

Sep 142017
 

To write something that could not have been written any other way usually takes several drafts.

Sep 132017
 

We ought to think of the present as if it were the past; instead we think of the past as if it were the present.

Sep 122017
 

What politicians say about science is as silly as what scientists say about politics.

Sep 112017
 

Prejudice, n.   The precipitate of a principle.

Sep 082017
 

The people who most need to be persuaded of their own stupidity have been told all their lives how clever they are.