Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Have you heard of the Sokal hoax? It's brilliant

In 1994 a brilliant theoretical physicist, Alan Sokal submitted a paper to journal which is / was the leader in social studies. He filled it with absolute dribble. Yet it was accepted as a serious piece of scholarship. Have a read about it here I don't pretend to even understand 1/4 of what he was saying, and that was just the point, the author wasn't trying to say anything serious.

I do though appreciate the effort that went into writing it and his humor towards intellectualism at is worst.

1 comment:

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