How about this one...Windwalker wrote:Which brings us to postmodern deconstructionism and Alan Sokal's immortal hoax! (*laughs*)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.)
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/tec ... 3.700.html
I always suspected those CS professors were full of it!