Everything – Page 6 – A book of aphorisms
Mar 182022
 

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.

Mar 172022
 

When you have replication, you don’t need peer review, and when you have peer review, you don’t get replication.

Mar 162022
 

Explanations always sound like justifications because that is what they are.

Mar 152022
 

Ideology is the tendency to accept or reject a set of logically disconnected propositions en bloc.

Mar 142022
 

A civilization that can defend science only by pointing to its fruits, technology, will soon destroy its science, and eventually its technology too.

Mar 112022
 

We defeat ourselves not with scarcity but surfeit: too much food, too much data, too much leisure, and far, far too much art.

Mar 072022
 

School, n.   A group of poets, painters, philosophers, economists, historians, sociologists, literary critics, or fish.