Sid's Laws

February 12, 2019

It is my experience that you understand a thing thoroughly only when you can state, simply and compellingly, the fundamental idea on which all else depends. Here are some things I know.

First Law: Everyone believes their own bullshit.

Second Law: The truth is made up.

The Framing Dilemma (Corollary to the Second Law): A picture is worth a thousand lies.

Third Law: Every road leads to the end of the road.

Fourth Law: Most problems are caused by solutions.

Fifth Law: The Devil works both sides.

Sixth Law, The Thermodynamic Conundrum: Uselessness always increases.

Seventh Law: Confusion is the first step towards clarity.

Eighth Law: Only a fool is certain of the future.