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Old 09-26-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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I’m a big fan of Dr. Maarten Boudry, a Belgian philosopher who’s a research fellow in the Department of Philosophy & Moral Sciences of Ghent University. Boudry has spent a lot of time showing that religion and science are incompatible, attacking the distinction between “metaphysical naturalism” and “methodological naturalism” (a distinction much beloved by acommodationists), and generally pwning “Sophisticated Theologians™.”


But today I’m presenting something else: a real Sokal-style hoax that Boudry has perpetrated. He informed me yesterday that he had submitted a fake, post-modernish and Sophisticated-Theological™ abstract to two theology conferences
A Sokal-style hoax by an anti-religious philosopher « Why Evolution Is True
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:07 AM
 
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In fact that is perfectly clear. It does rely on broad hints that Darwinism has the effect of eliminating any meaning from life other than the forces of meaningless material chance. It cleverly imitates the theist argument method of leading innuendo (though not going as far as separating the phrases by lines of dots inviting the reader to jump to implied conclusions). You could post that over on Christianity to loud acclaim.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Poe's law in action. It works everywhere, not just on the internet.
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