October 24, 2016

Academic Absurdity of the Week: Alan Sokal, Call Your Office

(Steven Hayward) Our weekly feature about academic absurdities is drawn usually from the social sciences and humanities, because that's where you find the most politicized work and the most tolerance for complete gibberish and nonsense. This would never happen in the hard sciences, right? Right? From The Guardian: Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference By Elle Hunt A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete

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