Jul 162014

One is human insofar as one is difficult to model.

Jul 152014

Life may be sacred, but try telling Life that.

Jul 142014

Monotheism is the most conspicuous failure of the principle of parsimony.

Jul 102014

The height of a civilization can be judged by its mathematics and its music.

Jul 092014

You can smoke all you like in the movies, but you can’t cough without dying.

Jul 082014

In a democratic age manners and mores spread from top to bottom, then from bottom back to top.

Jul 072014

The ordinary idea of goodness is so passive that it lacks its own verb: one sins, but never saints.

Jul 042014

Behind the insult “calculating” a whole moral history of humanity lies hidden.

Jul 032014

No one seeks power with a song in his heart.