Remember Peter Boghossian and the Sokal hoaxers? They got intentional total rubbish accepted as Correct social science, enabling the rest of us to see how far the discipline has declined. Hard sciences are under the gun too, of course, but that’s a story for another post.
Students at Utah State U protested Boghossian’s visit because they explained, they “do not feel safe:”
Boghossian, a prominent atheist author, was involved in a project a couple years ago writing hoax papers and submitting them to peer-reviewed journals to reveal how fields like gender and race studies are “based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances.”
He co-authored “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” which was published in Cogent Social Sciences and blamed the phallic for causing climate change and raping empty spaces through “manspreading.” Other papers included a woke version of “Mein Kampf” with “fashionable buzzwords switched in” accepted by a feminist journal, as well as a paper discovering “rape culture” in dog parks.
His involvement in this effort has drawn the ire of the Utah State University Anti-Racist Solidarity Group, which penned a letter to Utah State President Noelle Cockett that calls on administration to “prioritize student well-being and academic integrity” when considering future events.Jennifer Kabbany, “Atheist prof who wrote ‘conceptual penis’ hoax protested by students: ‘we do not feel safe’” at The College Fix
Apparently, he is guilty of “conceptual fascism” as well. My, my.
Kiddos, the only people who should not “feel safe” around a Sokal hoaxer are people who are full of it. If you knew your stuff and were doing anything useful, you’d have nothing to fear. You’d even find it fun.
If it’s not canceled, the event is tonight. He is speaking across from Christian apologist Corey Miller: