• Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be put into words can be put clearly.  — L. Wittgenstein (TLP, 1922)

  • If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.  —  Carl Sandburg (The People, Yes, 1936)

  • The best material model for a cat is another, or preferably the same cat.  — A. Rosenblueth & N. Wiener (Philosophy of Science, 1945)

  • When we are dealing with a self-professed “scientific revolution”, the question to ask is always: is this truly a Copernican revolution, or merely a Ptolemization of the old paradigm?  —  Slavoj Žižek (The Sublime Object of Ideology, 1989)