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Is this quote from Sokal & Bricmont or from Lenin?
by Mikhail Simkin
As a matter of fact, apart from ordinary, military, wars there also exist Science Wars, fought in an Epistemological Battlefield. During one of such wars New York University Physicist Alan Sokal published a research paper in the Social Text journal and announced that the paper was a parody. This avenue of approach assured him a perfect position to launch a frontal attack on the whole scientific discipline of Cultural Studies. He joined forces with Belgian Physicist Jean Bricmont, and together they wrote the book Fashionable Nonsense, which, according to The Guardian, have shown that “modern French Philosophy is a load of old tosh”. Little Sokal and Bricmont knew that the philosophical views, which they expressed in that book, were identical to those of ... Lenin.
Each excerpt below is either from Sokal & Bricmont's Fashionable Nonsense or from Materialism and Empirio-Criticism by Lenin. After reading each quote choose the author. Hit the Submit button when done. The quiz will be graded and you will see the correct answers.