Everything – A book of aphorisms
Jan 252021
 

Law of Scientific Consensus: A consensus will form on the hypothesis most likely to confer funding and employment. This hypothesis will always be termed “scientific” and may well be true.

Jan 212021
 

To fend for oneself in a high civilization demands a certain cognitive minimum; when too many lack it the civilization lowers itself to meet them, and the process is hastened by letting them vote.

Jan 202021
 

Beauty has no history, and every history of art is only a history of taste.

Jan 192021
 

A political slogan on a corporation’s website is an act of mischief; in a shopkeeper’s window it is a plea to be spared.