Thinking – Page 7 – Everything


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.

Jun 022022

Convictions are mental furniture: they provide comfortable seating and rarely move.

May 162022

The null hypothesis is the dull hypothesis.

May 132022

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.

May 102022

The frequency of demands for citations and evidence varies inversely with the capacity to understand them. “Source?” is a verbal tic, like Tourette’s.

Apr 072022

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.

Mar 172022

When you have replication, you don’t need peer review, and when you have peer review, you don’t get replication.

Mar 152022

Ideology is the tendency to accept or reject a set of logically disconnected propositions en bloc.