Thinking

Operations of thought are like cavalry charges in a battle — they are strictly limited in number, require fresh horses, and must only be made at decisive moments.
—Whitehead

May 222020
 

Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.

May 062020
 

A man’s belief system is a miracle of construction, apparently rickety and jerry-built, yet sturdy enough to withstand the introduction of a new fact or idea without being altered or disturbed.

Apr 132020
 

There is small reason to believe, outside of a few specialized fields, that a proposition is correct because it can be persuasively argued for.

Apr 082020
 

You never get a good piece of music stuck in your head, just an idiotically catchy pop song or advertising jingle; and ideas work the same way.

Mar 182020
 

All issues appear to have two sides for the same reason a tetrahedron does; and our spatial is better than our logical perspective.

Feb 262020
 

Though modern society generally punishes stupidity, it allows certain specialized forms of it, often confused with intelligence, to flourish.