Cool Sites

Some random sites:

An account of a vacation to the other “socialist paradise.”

Man loses papers, stuck in French airport since 1988.

How do courts swear in atheists?

Child actor Gary Coleman competes with Arnold for govenor of the People State of CA

And to stir up some debate, my post Objectivists Need A Church, Too

I’ve added over 140 paintings to my art gallery and fixed all the bugs that were plaguing it. Take a look!
Note: I’m looking for someone knowlegeable to add brief descriptions to the main categories (sorted by period) and for more good Art-Deco or stylistic artists.

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Marxism and Quantum Physics

I can’t believe I haven’t head about this, but apparently, in 1996, Alan Sokal, a physicist at NYU, wrote an article titled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity“, in which he parodied cultural studies, postmodernism, and so on, writing a paper full of gibberish using dozens of Marxist, Socialist and other “Post-Modern” writers. The hillarious thing is that he actually got the paper published in a peer-review journal, “Social Text” — which as you might imagine, is full of such postmodern crap.

What’s really hilarious is that the paper is full of complete gibberish, yet makes fun of all the “post-modern” crap that has been popularized in academia, and shows how “a liberatory postmodern science” leads to blatant nonsense when subjectivism is applied to scientific knowledge.