The indispensable qualification for revolutionary politics is having nothing better to do.
The apology is usually imaginary, but then so is the offense.
The plagiarist, no matter what he says in public, never feels remorse. He regards himself as cheated out of his own thoughts and words by the sheer bad luck of someone else having written them first.
The desire for uniformity, the unappeasable hostility to whatever is better than or merely different from oneself, has marched under many names: diversity is only the most recent.
When you have replication, you don’t need peer review, and when you have peer review, you don’t get replication.
Explanations always sound like justifications because that is what they are.
Ideology is the tendency to accept or reject a set of logically disconnected propositions en bloc.
A civilization that can defend science only by pointing to its fruits, technology, will soon destroy its science, and eventually its technology too.
We defeat ourselves not with scarcity but surfeit: too much food, too much data, too much leisure, and far, far too much art.
Prices tell you what’s going on, and profits tell you what to do about it.