Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hmm …

 A Sokal-style hoax by an anti-religious philosopher — Why Evolution Is True. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Well, one has to wonder why the people in charge of these theological conferences didn't do what I immediately thought to — check to see who Professor Maundy might be and whether there is a College of the Holy Cross in Reno. I would also have rejected the abstract simply on the basis of its incomprehensibility.
So theological conferences are as trapped in gobbledegook as so many other academic disciplines. That's about all that is demonstrated here. Of course, Coyne's reference to Alvin Plantinga as an "unctuous theologian" says more about Coyne than it does about Plantinga, who is an analytic philosopher.

1 comment:

  1. Goodness knows that when I think of religious zealots seeking to impose their will on the rest of us, my mind goes right to an obscure group of academic Dutch philosophers.