Those dense chromatic roots

There often is a certain surreal poetry in scientific titles (titles from papers by Alan Sokal (see wiki):

Chromatic roots are dense in the whole complex plane

The repulsive lattice gas

This is particularly interesting in the context of the “Science Wars” that Sokal was involved in.

I find the last paragraph in the link above most interesting – one could re-use this for a lot of human conflicts (emphases are mine):

Though the events of the science wars are still occasionally mentioned in mainstream press, they have had little effect on either the scientific community or the community of critical theorists. Both sides continue to maintain that the other does not understand their theories, or misunderstands what are meant to be constructive criticisms or simple scholarly investigations as attacks.


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