Archive for December, 2010

The Sokal Hoax Revisited

Alan Sokal’s notorious hoax gets re-examined, some 15 years later, by Michael Bérubé in “The Science Wars Redux” [Democracy, Issue #19, Winter 2011]. At 3QuarksDaily Dave Maier reviews Bérubé’s essay, in “Another Round with Michael Bérubé.” It’s interesting that the waters are still roiling after all these years, but more to the point is that […]

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E.M. Cook, Artist

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, Dec. 10, and I fell to thinking about the women who have influenced me. A woman, Ethel M. Cook, set me on the path to being an artist. There is a sparse biography of her at the Springfield, Ohio, Museum of Art. I knew her as a true friend, and suppose […]

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Mr. Obama decries the “sanctimonious” attitude of those who criticize him from the left, while striking a deal with the Republicans, apparently without consulting with Congressional leaders in his own party. I am bewildered. I thought we elected a leader, not a Scolder-in-Chief. I had no illusions that Barack Obama was anything more than a […]

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