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Alan Sokal

Academic Drivel Report: Confessing My Sins and Exposing My Academic Hoax

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.20.2017 | Education
Peter Dreier

Six years ago I submitted a paper for a panel, "On the Absence of Absences" that was to be part of an academic conference later that year--in August 2010. Then, and now, I had no idea what the phrase "absence of absences" meant.

Science Hoaxer Blasts Paper Over Bogus Math

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.19.2013 | Science

Physicist Alan Sokal made headlines in 1996 when he perpetrated a hoax on a prestigious sociology journal, filling an article with scientific mumbo-ju...