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Sokal's hoax notes

piotru (124109) writes | more than 5 years ago

User Journal 1

http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg17223114.600-in-my-view.html
http://socialtext.dukejournals.org/
http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/transgress_v2/transgress_v2_singlefile.html
(Citations, some of them are true little crapball gems, esp. Jacques Derrida)

http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg17223114.600-in-my-view.html
http://socialtext.dukejournals.org/
http://www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/transgress_v2/transgress_v2_singlefile.html
(Citations, some of them are true little crapball gems, esp. Jacques Derrida)

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Some issues with Sokal (1)

piotru (124109) | more than 5 years ago | (#25668063)

Mainly his reducing of religion to prejudice (2008 paper).
1. Atheism is religion (prejudice?). It is a belief, unsupported by evidence, in the fact of non-existence of God.
2. Human spirituality (religiousnes) can manifest itself in various ways. I think it is a part of human nature, possible subject of scientific study.
3. Atheist societies aren't necessarily ruled by reason more than the religious ones (Stalinist Soviet Union, the biology of Lysenko)

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