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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

May 062020
 

A man’s belief system is a miracle of construction, apparently rickety and jerry-built, yet sturdy enough to withstand the introduction of a new fact or idea without being altered or disturbed.

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.