Feb 262020
 

Though modern society generally punishes stupidity, it allows certain specialized forms of it, often confused with intelligence, to flourish.

Feb 252020
 

Many academic fields are barren, most because there are no truths to discover, not a few because the practitioners are too dull to discover them.

Feb 202020
 

The sum of human knowledge spread before you like a banquet, free, at the touch of a screen, and with everything to choose from, you attend to — each other.

Feb 192020
 

Everybody complains about getting older, but nobody does anything about it.

Feb 182020
 

If you have become what you used to hate, you didn’t hate it all that much in the first place.

Feb 172020
 

Sentence first — verdict afterwards — reasons last of all.

Feb 142020
 

One may judge the esteem in which informants are held by comparing whistle-blower, on the one hand, with rat, nark, squealer, tattle-tale, stool-pigeon, fink, canary, and snitch, on the other.