Sokal Impression

Sokal’s article, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity” is not a history major’s article. It discusses the history of Quantum engineering, and the different scientists involved with it, however, as I read through, I was lost. I was never good at Chemistry, or Physics, (if I was I would have chosen those fields for my major) and so reading through the article brought back painful memories of high school science class. It reminded me of all the times I would have rather pulled every strand of hair out of head than sit for another minute during a lecture. As such, it was very difficult for me to get through. It was jumpy, and had no clear focus, which did not add much for my understanding.

On the whole, Sokal’s article reinforced my interest in history, and only strengthened my focus on my own research topic.

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