They that sow the physics envy, shall reap the physicists. The article has no linguistics; it will produce no truth. Were it to yield insight, hard scientists would swallow it up.
—The Scroll of Dwynwyn Gwythyr, Chapter 8, Verse 7.
Alas, my friends, I fear that the End Times™ may be upon us. There has been a Disturbing Trend, of late, of Physicists
It is clear from the teachings of Dwynwyn Gwythyr and the warnings of Typhon, “The Deletor”, that we have brought this Scourge upon ourselves through our Envy of Physics and Physicists, our Prideful Desire to emulate their Ways, and our Coveting of their Prestige.
We have upset the Natural Order of Things. In the Beginning there were the Sciences and the Humanities, and the twain did not mix, except at the University Mixer, and it was good. Then came the re-branding as the “Social Sciences”, and the Numeracy and the Statistics and the Predictive Theory, and it seemed all right, for there were Predictions and Experiments and Tables of Numbers that were inarguably numerical
Somewhere along the Garden Path, brothers and sisters, our Field became too inviting. The Physicists
Humanities Social Sciences were Not Entirely Icky, and that Linguistics in particular was Less Icky than many others, and that, “Hey, we all Know a language, and thus Language.” Like Locusts they have come to Plague us.
Does anyone know how to Perform a Hard Science Exorcism?