Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ obscurantism

Why Evolution Is True

This week’s Jesus and Mo strip, called “words,” is said by the artist to be inspired by a post of philosopher Stephen Law, “Pseudo-profundity—from ‘Believing Bullshit.

Believing Bullshit is Law’s own book published in 2011, and I hope to read it before too long. His post is in fact one chapter of that book, so you can read it to see if you want to go further. The post describes six kinds of pseudoprofundity and then tells us how to deal with them (mockery is one tactic).

The species “Post-modern pseudo-profundity” includes the following holotype produced by “the French intellectual Félix Guattari” (why are the French so prone to this kind of stuff?):

We can clearly see that there is no bi-univocal correspondence between linear signifying links or archi-writing, depending on the author, and this multireferential, multi-dimensional machinic catalysis. The symmetry of scale, the transversality, the pathic non-discursive character of their expansion: all these dimensions remove us…

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