FOM: unexplained provocative statements

Martin Davis davism at
Mon Mar 8 01:33:06 EST 1999

At 04:13 PM 3/5/99 -0800, john.kadvany at wrote:

>For hype see Sokal after his hoax and others who fan the reactionary flames
>against the perceived threats of postmodernism.

There you go again: being provocative (and insulting) without backing up
what you say. Sokal (a personal hero) "reactionary" ? Please! I find he (and
Bricmont) have bent over backward to be careful and precise. Where's the
hype? Where's the reactionary?

Above and beyond this example, please absorb Harvey's lesson: don't make
unsupported provocative statements.


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