A name can confirm understanding, or confound it, but never confer it.
The enduring lessons of the First World War are how not to fight a war and why not to fight one.
Accurate measurement created much of the modern world, not least its tendency to take variation for apocalypse.
We credit vaccines with what we owe to sanitation, and the rest of medicine with what we owe to vaccines.
Pretentious nonsense is written in a certain unmistakable cadence, a low hum calculated to lull you into acquiescence through inattention. You’re not supposed to try too hard to piece the meaning together, and you are always sorry if you do.
In any reference to “X-figures”, the first figure is 1.*
*If it is “mid X-figures”, the first figure is 2. If it is “high X-figures”, the first figure is 5.
It was the best of both worlds, it was the worst of both worlds.
No exit, no voice.
The market is always rising for jeremiads on decline.
Transhumanist hell is other frozen heads.