Science is about discovering and describing timelessness. Technology is about developing timeliness.
Ultimately, the only sustainable way to remain proactive is to proceed via infinitesimals.
The elements of the whirlwind appertain to first-order change. Wildly-important goals appertain to second-order change.
The best government is the one that deploys environmentally-encoded laws, that is, arranges matters such that its laws are of a de factor nature, the citizens being no more conscious of them than a fish is of water.
Corruption is when the main content of culture is pictorial. (cf: the prohibition against graven images)
A scholar is anyone who COULD be a lever-puller, but isn’t.
Those most concerned with portrayal are least concerned with language. (This accounts for the extreme slowness of the spread of Esperanto, since the politics of portrayal is so attractive.)
College is a good place to meet bad companions.
Mount Vernon: America’s Mount Sinai
The purpose of the highest-level propaganda (which you are no more conscious of than a fish is of water) is not to get you to believe a certain thing, but to get you to give up consideration of the issue.