Need help locating Alan Sokol articles

Joel Cannon (
Fri, 17 May 1996 09:34:37 -0600 (CDT)

Is anyone one aware of where the set of articles NYU Physicist Alan
Sokol published regarding the "academic left's" war with science. I
heard him interviewed on NPR Wed. night while I was getting dinner but
didn't catch the journals.

He apparently published in an academic journal an article that
appeared to be an article disputing science's claims to truth (or at
least to some approximation of truth) using the language (jargon) of
what is called the academic left. Then a month or so later published
an article in another magazine calling attention to the fact that the
article he wrote was in fact a parody of the position he was
purportedly advocating.

I couldn't follow much of the interview and would like to get ahold of
the articles.


Joel W. Cannon
Dept. of Physics
Centenary College of Louisiana
P. O. Box 41188
Shreveport, LA 71134-1188

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