The other day, I was standing on the platform at Kings Cross St. Pancras, staring at a bottle of whiskey. I had been waiting to catch a train on the Northern Line. To kill the time, I was idly staring at the huge adverts plastered across the wall. There were all the usual suspects –… Read on >

Jog on, jargon

October 11, 2016

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Image credit: ImageFlow/Shutterstock I’d probably bet my last thousand bucks that you missed Alan Sokal’s 1994 contribution to the publication Social Text. A quick sample, then. Enjoy. “[T]he  pi of Euclid and the G of Newton, formerly thought to be constant and universal, are now perceived in their ineluctable historicity; and the putative observer becomes… Read on >