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November 2, 2007
James Lewis’s brilliant essay today reminded me of physicist Alan Sokol’s fantastically successful send-up of “Deconstructionism” which occurred over ten years ago. Dr. Sokol persuaded the intellectually prominent editors of the academic journal entitled Social Text to publish his “science” essay "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity". Unbeknownst to them, it was a total parody of their thought processes, which he subsequently revealed here: "A Physicist Experiments with Cultural Studies"
There is no better way for AT readers to familiarize themselves with the bankrupt intellects of today’s left, especially with regard to their understanding of science, than to review this “hoax”.