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On Scribbles and False Beliefs: Are They Beautiful?

In my Christmas letter, I made the point that we should value a person’s false beliefs in much the same way I appreciate the scribbled art my kids offer to me. I am not saying that false ideas are beautiful or intrinsically valuable when abstracted from their owner.  Surely not.  The woman’s claim that her […]


It’s hard to believe that someone thought that this ad would actually encourage me to buy Cox. If they had marked it up with red in the way that I have, however, it might have. (Dec. 2013 Update: Read my Christmas 2013 letter discussing this ad and the “tech-carnation.”)

Wagner Baby Born at Home on December 29!

Here’s a picture of the baby (we haven’t named her yet) getting her footprints taken about an hour after the birth.