The Science Wars’ shot heard ‘round the world. Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity by Alan Sokal

Posted by Doug_Huffman 2 months, 2 weeks ago to Science
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It inspired an entire genre of academic literature. My favorite: The Flight From Science and Reason, proceedings of an eponymous NY Academy of Sciences, 1995. Edited by Paul R. Gross, Norman Levitt, Martin W. Lewis.

When I am accused of unbalanced conservatism, my appreciation of leftist Norman Levite’s Prometheus Bedeviled proves that I am not unbalanced.

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  • Posted by j_IR1776wg 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    What unmitigated crap! Pro Post Modernism and Pragmatism which means anti-Objectivism, Anti-Aristotelian Logic, Anti-Reason. Best summed up as: We don’t need no stinkin’ thinkin’
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    • Posted by 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      Amazing! I may have a dozen book on the Science Wars in my library that took years to absorb and you grasped it instantly. I wonder if j_IR1776wg knows what is hermeneutics?

      Now where have I heard that before, “no stinking thinking”? Oh yeah, I know, “Zero tolerance.”

      Good people ought to be armed s they will, with wits and Guns and THE TRUTH.
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