A little bit of funny

Originally posted on April 21, 2013

I spotted this in a Google Alert. I am not the biggest fan of Richard Dawkins, however, this clip of him dissecting a very odd feminist critique of physics is quite funny.

7 thoughts on “A little bit of funny

  1. That was a chuckle, but did you catch “Feminist makes a compelling case for feminism”? Sandre’ Guy has a great take on our loud, red-headed feminist friend.

    The Amazing Athiest has a great one too! Laughing my ass off!

  2. Funny stuff gwallen. Thought you’d appreciate this quote by my alter-ego Miles Pennwright, Art Critic:

    “The teleological apotheosis of academic intellectualism impels current vanguardism to manifest, in reality, the eradication of art through the encumbrances of indigeonous phenomenology.” 1983

    I short, art has intellectualized itself to death.

  3. That is funny :). It would be funnier if people like that didn’t have so much power.

  4. Have you seen the Judith Butler sentence that caused a minor controversy when it got given a prize for being inscrutable?:

    The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.

    Judith was inspired to pen a slightly snotty reply about it. Rather than chuckle, own up to the fact her sentence was appallingly badly written, she doubles-down, and claims that “Scholars are obliged to question common sense, interrogate its tacit presumptions and provoke new ways of looking at a familiar world.”

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