Precision requires elision.
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.
First Law of Social Science: All effects are weaker than they appear.
Truth is often radically antipodal, but never moderate.
Machinery does mostly good as reality and mostly harm as metaphor.
The trouble with physics is that it doesn’t scale.
There is almost no contemporary imbecility that cannot be found in Rousseau.
The triumph of physics has poisoned many disciplines, including physics.
Reality defeats taxonomy.
In science the social construction of reality is known as peer review.
The struggle to assimilate a new idea without disturbing the old ones is hideously physical, like becoming a werewolf.