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

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.

Jan 232020
 

Utter dissociation of thought and action is normal; for its opposite we reserve special terms, like saint, or fanatic, or fool.

Jan 142020
 

Occam’s Razor accounts not for the world’s simplicity, but for our own.

Dec 182019
 

Reasoning to broad, correct conclusions is like beating the market: it happens, but not to you.