There's a response to postmodernism that says "reality is that which, when you ignore it, doesn't go away".
I have a hard time seeing this as a "scandal"; it's firmly in the class of things that aren't a problem unless someone tells you you have a problem. A murder has victims. But if you're unhappy that the crossword puzzle you solved last week was secretly a rerun from 10 years ago, it's not obvious whether the blame for your unhappiness should go to the guy who reran the puzzle, or the guy who told you it was a rerun.
Compare e.g. someone being jailed for resisting arrest when there was no justification for arresting him in the first place.
The law doesn't care whether you claim a copyrighted work is yours or not. It cares whether, if you copy a copyrighted work, you have the license to do so.
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
Now I'm more confused that my comment was upvoted and this was downvoted.
Pawanson is a bit quirky — his unusual
last name is the product of a decision
he made years ago.
"I was born Paul Swanson," he said.
"But I thought, 'there are lots of Paul
Swansons out there. 'So I changed it."
I cherish the anonymity.
He tells me that it's impossible for students to snoop on him because he is "google-proofed."
It's a very interesting choice to just swap the letters like that instead of going for a completely different name.
It would be funny if his name gets included in a crossword puzzle, and people second guess the spelling.
Pawanson is a typo.
Oh, that's getting thugged.