Windwalker wrote:caliban wrote:Using unfamiliar and obscure ideas, e.g., from science, completely defeats the purpose of metaphor and analogy.
(Why, then, does this practice persist? Easy: because science is perceived as being magically powerful. By using science analogies, people are hoping to invoke that power of science for their own uses.)
Which brings us to postmodern deconstructionism and Alan Sokal's immortal hoax! (*laughs*)
How about this one...
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/tec ... 3.700.html
I always suspected those CS professors were full of it!