The paper sent to Sokal did not advance a thesis. It rehashed the more supposedly egregious claims about Quantim theory by continental philosophers and then added his own innaccuracies about Quantum theory and then when they published it because they wanted the view of a scientist they said Got Yah!
David Bohm was a Hegelian. Many Quantum theorist had very abstruse and spiritual beliefs about Quantum Theory. Wigner believed that "consciousness collapsed the wave function" He won a Nobel prize but how could you ever peer review such an amazing claim? Sokal abused the trust of Social Text in my opinion.
I was not referring to the hoax, hilarious though that was, but to the analysis in the book by Sokal and Bricmont. And an academic journal should not rely on trust in deciding what to publish, but on the quality of the writing.
I agree that physicists have interesting, and often not directly testable, views on the interpretation of quantum mechanics. But:
(i) they get their Nobel prizes for the physics (which very often essentially means the mathematics and its application), not the philosophy;
(ii) while their philosophical claims do not have the same status as their scientific claims, they are still clear. We can see what Wigner meant, and we can re-phrase it and explain it. Lacan, Deleuze and others fail that elementary test.
We seem to have got diverted from the original topic of your thread. Feel free to pull us back to that topic, although I will not bother saying anything about Lacan's claim, because I find no meaning in it.