Friday, June 09, 2023

Postmodern Metatwaddle


                                                                      (Monroe County)

"Is there a school of thought so empty, so vacuous, so pretentious, so wantonly obscurantist, 

so stupefyingly boring that even a full-frontal attack on it cannot be read without an exasperated yawn? 

Yes. It is called postmodernism."

- Richard Dawkins (blurb on Cynical Theories)

The atheist Richard Dawkins is no theological friend of mine. When he published The God Delusion I made over forty blog posts on it. God Delusion was a banquet of bad philosophical reasoning. 

Yet, Dawkins and I do join forces over the absurdities of postmodern philosophy. See Dawkins's article "Postmodernism Disrobed." (Nature, Vol. 394, 9 July 1998) Here Dawkins reviews physicists' Alan Sokol and Jean Bricmont's book Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

(The ethos of progressive Christianity, sadly, exudes postmodernism. See my book Deconstructing Progressive Christianity.)