Erring – Page 4 – Everything


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

Apr 022019

To do the same thing over and over expecting different results is reputed to be insanity, and yet we persist in elections.

Mar 182019

Not everything is as dumb as it looks, but that’s the way to bet.

Mar 072019

That the great are so rarely good speaks mostly to the poverty of our moral intuitions.

Jan 292019

If you can convince a man to believe nothing, you can convince him to believe anything.

Jan 232019

The best-attested, most frequently reproduced result in social science is that social scientists do not have the faintest idea how to conduct a study.

Jan 162019

Not making the same mistake twice seems exceedingly optimistic.

Jan 042019

The stupider the idea, the more intelligent you have to be to believe it.

Dec 112018

If you are stupid, you think your political opponents are evil, and if you are evil, you think they are stupid.

Oct 312018

We say of posthumously venerated figures that they waited generations or centuries to receive their due. It does not occur to us that they may have deserved their earlier neglect, and that it is we who have been taken in.