Science Wars Quiz:Sokal & Bricmont or Lenin?
Michael Simkin posted this to the Cultstud-l list the other day and i just took it. as an acknolwedged critic of Sokal and Bricmont, having 'allegedly' laughed so hard milk came out my nose when a colleague told me in a very serious tone that they certainly grasped the issues at the heart of the critique of science….. This is not to say they are not brilliant, but I put them arena of brilliance as the postmodern generator..
In any case, this essay compares their essay to Lenin's “Materialism and Empirio-Criticism”, i scored a 58% prolly in part because i've never read the Lenin, but it is all good fun and also provides those who think that the science wars are a 'new thing' some context to past critiques.