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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

Apr 082014
 

To make a reputation as a deep thinker, settle on a single half-truth early, and spend the rest of your life flogging it.

Mar 242014
 

The less a discipline resembles mathematics, the less likely a clever theory is to be true.

Mar 112014
 

If you wish to make a belief disappear, don’t waste your time demonstrating that it is an illusion. Demonstrate that it makes you fat.

Feb 242014
 

Credulity is fixed: doubting something obvious just clears space for believing something foolish.

Feb 212014
 

In every discipline the foundations come last; in most of them we still don’t know what they are.

Feb 032014
 

The critique is usually pertinent, the positive program disastrous.