By Noretta Koertge
This hard-hitting assortment selections up the place Sokal left off. The essayists provide crisp and unique evaluations of case stories provided by way of the cultural critics as proof that medical effects let us know extra approximately social context than they do concerning the flora and fauna. Pulling no punches, they establish a number of crude genuine error (e.g. that Newton by no means played any experiments) and egregious mistakes of emission, akin to the try and clarify the gradual improvement of fluid dynamics exclusively by way of gender bias. the place there are beneficial properties of a wrong account, or anything to be discovered from it, they don't hesitate to assert so. Their aim is shoddy scholarship.
Comprising new essays by means of exotic students of historical past, philosophy, and technological know-how (including Sokal himself), this e-book increases a full of life debate to a brand new point of seriousness.
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