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May 17, 2005

Satire: "College Profs Denounce Western Culture, Move to Caves"

This is the funniest thing I've read all year, and pretty close to the truth: "College Profs Denounce Western Culture, Move to Caves" from Iowahawk. A brief sample:

... When he earned tenure in 1991, Grok decided to broaden his philosophical research. "I realized that deconstructing literature was overly limiting. It was clear that other fields of inquiry could benefit from deconstruction."

It was then that Grok published a series of influential articles in which he deconstructed the sciences. "I initially showed that the so-called 'scientific method,' so treasured by the self-appointed high priests of science, was nothing but a bizarre ritual of the industrialist phallocracy," said Grok. "From there, it was a short intellectual leap to disprove the reality of the periodic tables, gravity and algebra." ...

Check it out!

On a side note, Razib has discussed deconstructionist theory before.

Posted by Arcane at 10:16 PM