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  • Marcelo shared from Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science by Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont
    So long as authority inspires awe, confusion and absurdity enhance conservative tendencies in society. Firstly, because clear and logical thinking leads to a cumulation of knowledge (of which the progress of the natural sciences provides the best example) and the advance of knowledge sooner or later undermines the traditional order. Confused thinking, on the other hand, leads nowhere in particular and can be indulged indefinitely without producing any impact upon the world. —Stanislav Andreski, Social Sciences as Sorcery (1972, p. 90)   The
  • Marcelo shared from Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
    Note: Boa citação.