Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sokal Hoax, 2019 version

I hadn't heard about the Boghossian hoax, so this was fascinating and hilarious to me:

Trolling leftist academe never gets old, but it does seem almost cruel, given how easy it is, time and again, to expose the utter lack of intellectual rigor in such circles. Here's the thing: I suspect that many of these scholars are actually quite smart and thorough when taken as individuals. But when taken as a collective, as a troupeau de moutons, they are quite stupid and gullible. What's doubly funny is that, despite a growing history of successful hoaxing and trolling by non-leftists, these idiots never learn from their mistakes.

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