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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

Jan 302015
 

It is often more useful to generalize a question than to answer it.

Jan 082015
 

Pretentious nonsense and pseudo-difficulty drive truly difficult problems out of circulation, as bad money drives out good.

Dec 152014
 

If you hear hoofbeats, and see stripes, think zebras, not horses.

Dec 112014
 

The serial disciple is often mistaken for an independent thinker.

Dec 092014
 

Facts, like food, should be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.

Dec 082014
 

The contrarian attends most scrupulously to conventional wisdom.

Dec 042014
 

We compensate for limited intelligence with bad memories.

Nov 212014
 

Every logical fallacy is also a valid heuristic.

Nov 102014
 

The two great metaphors for society in political philosophy have been machine and organism: thus the two for the individual have been cog and cell.