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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

Jun 122015
 

First Law of Social Science: All effects are weaker than they appear.

Jun 092015
 

Truth is often radically antipodal, but never moderate.

May 292015
 

Machinery does mostly good as reality and mostly harm as metaphor.

Apr 292015
 

The trouble with physics is that it doesn’t scale.

Apr 232015
 

There is almost no contemporary imbecility that cannot be found in Rousseau.

Apr 172015
 

The triumph of physics has poisoned many disciplines, including physics.

Feb 272015
 

In science the social construction of reality is known as peer review.

Feb 242015
 

The struggle to assimilate a new idea without disturbing the old ones is hideously physical, like becoming a werewolf.