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1/ Many scientists, including me, ignored critical theory for so long. It's very hard to believe, as a scientist, that anyone could take it so seriously. It felt akin to Flat Earthism.

Why supply the oxygen of attention when ignoring it should cause it to suffocate on its own?
2/ This is/was very naive. This has happened before during the so-called "Science Wars" of the 90s. This is something I've had to research myself, since somehow this era was never mentioned in any biology class I've ever taken.

Below are some book recommendations:
3/ "Higher Superstition" by Gross & Levitt…
4/ "Beyond the Science Wars: The Missing Discourse About Science and Society" edited by Ullica Segerstrale…
5/ "Fashionable Nonsense" by Alan Sokal…
6/ "Defenders of the Truth" by Ullica Segerstrale. This one is more about the "Sociobiology" controversy in the 70s and 80s, but is relevant to the Science Wars and is important for understanding the intellectual environment at the time.…
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