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Comment 3 by Neodarwinian :

This " scholarship " is as much to be feared by supporters of the scientific method as creationism is. Perhaps more as these people are in academia. Get a clue France and remember Marie Curie and not Michael Foucault!

Not really fair to pick on Foucault. Yes, he writes a lot like a postmodernist, but if you get hold of a transcript of him talking -- an interview or a lecture -- he is, at least, able to express himself coherently, and some of the ideas are even worth hanging on to. Derrida, Lacan, or Baudrillard would have been better targets.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:47:25 UTC | #936598