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Like the postmodernism generator, but funnier

Good news for pomophobes, Julian Baggini has a new game poking fun at certain critical postures in academia: Žižuku. I much prefer this to the postmodernism generator as a satirical tool. The postmodernism generator is something that follows language rules to produce...

Postmodern scepticism

How do you get a hundred people in tin foil hats to queue outside your door? Easy – you stick a sign like this one outside. Made with txt2pic I mention this because Bing McGandhi has asked what a Skeptical Humanities Journal would look like. He imagines it as a...

Mo’ evidence-based microfascism?

Straw Man. Photo by Natmandu. From Bad Science comes news that bloggers are eviscerated in a post-modern way by Professor Alan Pearson. Remember the paper Deconstructing the evidence-based discourse in health sciences: truth, power and fascism? Prof Pearson takes to...

Shopping for Philosophy II: This time it’s personal

Is this where I lose the plot? One reason for rejecting critical theory as used by many archaeologists is that I cannot take it seriously. A helpful book I read was Intellectual Impostures by Sokal and Bricmont. Not because it gave me an excuse to ignore a large body...