A man with a fixed idea is like a small child with a secret — he tries to hide it but he cannot help himself, and before long some slight provocation will send it gushing forth.
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.
The frequency of demands for citations and evidence varies inversely with the capacity to understand them. “Source?” is a verbal tic, like Tourette’s.
Follow the science, at a discreet distance, say five or ten years.
Things always make sense, though we rarely do.
It is shocking to see a man act on an idea.
It is by his diction, not his thought, that an acolyte may be infallibly recognized. If it consists of fashionable clichés, he has been colonized by a swarm instead of a man.
When you have replication, you don’t need peer review, and when you have peer review, you don’t get replication.
Ideology is the tendency to accept or reject a set of logically disconnected propositions en bloc.
Insanity is a subtle and marvelous logician.
If a discipline purports to be a science, yet has not produced a universal law to which all of its practitioners agree, it is just giving itself airs.