Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Perils of Postmodernism

You can't make this stuff up. It sounds like it came right out of the Onion, but apparently it really happened.

In this article Prof. Gad Saad recounts his experience of attending a dinner where he had the opportunity to converse with a postmodernist, radical feminist, critical theoretical deconstructionist graduate student. Link here.

I have occasionally written disparagingly about these forms of advanced academic theorizing, and have been criticized for indulging in the most rank form of caricature. They could not possibly be as silly, as mindless, as anti-scientific, as I portrayed them.

Well, if you read Prof. Saad's article, you will see that I did slightly exaggerate their mental capabilities. I gave them too much credit.

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