Now and then, in support of a cause, someone exhorts me so ardently and so articulately that I know in my gut, without consulting the facts, that he is wrong.
Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.
We argue over the name when we have forgotten the thing.
I don’t want you to change your opinion. I want you to abandon your opinion.
The only known cure for More for Some is Less for All.
The young are in a hurry, and the old have little time.
Metrics work, as long as no one knows what they are.
Conventional morality is mostly dysgenic.
The modern tragedy is that the procedures that revolutionized science happen to be disastrous when applied anywhere else.
The first time is the farce: the repetition is the tragedy.
Convincing others is the minor problem with argument; the major one is convincing yourself.