Debunked, adj. Denied.
Don’t take this the right way.
Analogously to Benford’s Law, 90% of the annotations in a used book occur in the first twenty pages.
The good are not holy, and the holy are not good.
No one wants to live more than four or five stories up.
There is no institution, save the state itself, that guards free expression, and all such self-appointed guardians inevitably become enforcers of orthodoxy.
Munitions manufacturers exist because we want to war; cigarette manufacturers because we want to smoke; and manufacturers of lies and imbecilities because we want to believe them.
If you must have the last word, it’s because you need it, and if you need it, it won’t help.
We smile at Aristotle for imbuing stones with agency, and ascribing to their affinity for the earth the effects of gravity; yet language almost compels us, when we speak of inanimate objects, to imply the same thing.
To argue with one’s political opponents is neither effective nor satisfying. It is more satisfying to insult and rage at them, and more effective to libel and report them.