Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.

Dec 242014

People will cheerfully confess ignorance of a topic and reject indignantly the suggestion that it might debar them from an opinion.

Dec 122014

All metaphors are wrong; some metaphors are useful.

Nov 252014

The Dunning-Kruger effect is especially pronounced in people who know what the Dunning-Kruger effect is.

Nov 042014

Ideologies must be classed not by what they intend to build but by what they intend to destroy.

Oct 302014

Where some has failed, more rarely succeeds.

Oct 242014

People are confused; it does not follow that the universe is paradoxical.

Oct 172014

Often we think ourselves into not just error but the opposite of the truth.

Oct 162014

Most problems are imaginary, and many real problems can be solved by redirecting the attention devoted to the imaginary ones.

Aug 272014

When you have eliminated all other possible explanations, the one that remains, however unlikely, must be that you missed something.

Aug 252014

The heretic is not punished for error: he is punished for heresy.