Postmodernism is often presented as an intellectual boogeyman out to destroy truth, the west, movies, and everything we hold dear. In reality, it is a system that originates in the work of a few French thinkers from about 50 years ago. It is based around several ideas but is commonly said to be the rejection of overarching narratives or universalized interpretations of the world. This has led to many claims that Postmodernism is “anti” everything we hold dear.
In particular, the claim that postmodernism is anti-science is a common one. But is it?