Mooney and Sokal

If you read blogs, you almost certainly know about Chris Mooney, one of the world's distinguished Prospect alumns and author of The Republican War on Science. It's also likely that you've heard of Alan Sokal, perpetrator of the infamous Social Text scam, exposing the ignorant anti-science posturing of some post-modern humanities scholarship. Obviously, they're people with some similar concerns, but also very different targets.

It's noteworthy, then, to see them publish an op-ed together in The Los Angeles Times that more-or-less just takes up the (correct, not coincidentally) Mooney point of view that the politically powerful conservative movement is the real problem here.