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.

Sep 122017

What politicians say about science is as silly as what scientists say about politics.

Aug 142017

Everyone is conservative about what he understands, and ought to be about what he does not.

Aug 072017

Humans have improved modestly in acquiring knowledge but vastly in transmitting it.

Jul 042017

Reasonable, adj.  Good at thinking of reasons.

Jun 192017

If none of your other beliefs depend on evolution being true, you might as well be a creationist.

Jun 152017

We have learned to ignore philosophers when they talk about science but remain in thrall to scientists when they talk about philosophy.

Jun 122017

We fret too much over the contradictions among our beliefs, in the unlikely event that we notice them at all.

Jun 082017

No one would pay an anecdote any mind if its plural were data.