The Sokal hoax repeated

For the “You couldn’t make it up” file. Deliberately faked papers accepted by progressive academic journals.

Commentary in the US. Commentary on the original Sokal hoax.

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14 Responses to The Sokal hoax repeated

  1. Arnost

    Saw that. This should be done a LOT more often!

  2. Roger

    Two climate scientists had to use false names (actually their real names spelled backwards!) to get a paper published on the role of atmospheric pressure in the earth’s climate because they were known to be CO2 warming doubters. Interview here.
    HT cohenite on the open thread.

  3. struth

    Will it be a non story in the MSM and quickly kicked under the carpet by the Fascist left as they merrily disregard it and keep on their merry way, understanding what we don’t?
    The one throwing the most mud gets more of it to stick.

  4. Dr Fred Lenin

    You wouldn’t have to be much of a con man to put it over today’s acamedics and polliemuppets ,never in the history of human endeavour have so many dickheads held so much power , I kid you not comrades ,mediocrity rules these days ,when I was young they would never have been allowed out ,kept in the attic and never mentioned in company .

  5. stackja

    ‘Safe Schools’ hoax continue?

  6. Myrddin Seren

    Via David Thompson:

    Further background and responses can be found over at Quillette ( interesting linked Twitter thread from a Quillette editor alerted David to this ) , including this rather telling observation by Nathan Cofnas:

    The flagship feminist philosophy journal, Hypatia, accepted a paper arguing that social justice advocates should be allowed to make fun of others, but no one should be permitted to make fun of them. The same journal invited resubmission of a paper arguing that “privileged students shouldn’t be allowed to speak in class at all and should just listen and learn in silence,” and that they would benefit from “experiential reparations” that include “sitting on the floor, wearing chains, or intentionally being spoken over.”

    The reviewers complained that this hoax paper took an overly compassionate stance toward the “privileged” students who would be subjected to this humiliation, and recommended that they be subjected to harsher treatment.

    Is asking people of a certain race to sit on the floor in chains better than asking them to wear a yellow star? What exactly is this leading to?

    To ask the question is to answer it. One can safely assume that in a world run by the intellectual elites referenced above, Pol Pot and Year Zero will be deemed an exemplar.

  7. Death Giraffe

    I have the excellent Sokal book somewhere. Co- authored with another academic from memory. The first half was the hoax explained, the second dissected the misuse of technical language by humanities academics. Using mathematical language in situations where the terms simply do not apply.
    Must have come out on the early 2000s, maybe earlier.
    Nothing changes. These frauds with their bogus jargon and idiocy are shameless.
    Still God’s work to expose them though.

  8. Frank

    You wouldn’t have to be much of a con man to put it over today’s acamedics and polliemuppets

    Institutionalised their entire lives, it is little wonder. Life is just an extension of high school with the usual bitchy mean girls rules for getting by.

    the second dissected the misuse of technical language by humanities academics

    There is a certain radical cyber-feminist Caroline Guertin (read angry old dyke) who infamously wrote about the Banach space that occurs in the classroom between the teacher and the student. She took an introductory functional analysis book and snatched each of the chapter headings and then translated them in the obvious way onto whatever the hell it is she was writing about. The result is incomprehensible gibberish, also totally fraudulent.

    That was then, she is a professor now.

  9. Percy Popinjay

    The reviewers complained that this hoax paper took an overly compassionate stance toward the “privileged” students who would be subjected to this humiliation, and recommended that they be subjected to harsher treatment.

    Reminds me of the time a pommie journo (Rod Liddle?) posted the most florid and utterly ridiculous faux collectivist rants in the comments section (“comment macht frei”) of the Grauniad purely to gauge the reaction – and entirely unsurprisingly, the comments were invariably among the most popular in the thread.

    Which of course, proves yet again as per the excellent work above, that collectivists are beyond parody.

  10. tombell

    Sounds like Ern Malley is alive and well!!

  11. Rafe Champion

    Sokal and Brickmont?

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