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Life in the future

A group of pranksters decided to write a bunch of hoax papers and see if they could get them published in their respective field’s academic journals. They got 7 published. One paper was on how dog parks promote rape culture. And another was a chapter from Mein Kampf where the author substituted “men” for “jews”.

The future is stupid. And scary. And also hilarious.

3 Responses to “Life in the future”

  1. Jeff the Baptist Says:

    The got 7 out of 20 published. Another 7 were still in process of publication. 6 were rejected. Then someone outside the academic field noticed how silly one of their papers was and started digging. They stopped rather than start perpetrating outright fraud.

  2. Tim Says:

    When the corporate life experience of a generation that experienced global disaster (ie. WWII) passes from this world, a new generation takes the reins, knowing nothing of what went before.

    Theres no one left to say, I was there. I know what happened.

    Bad ideas are reborn with new energy, wearing a new mask. We are on the road to a very dark, dangerous place.

  3. Sigivald Says:

    Eh, it’s the Sokol Hoax redux.

    The Pomo/Critical Theory fields lack the sort of serious intellectual foundation to filter out nonsense.

    (That and, I mean, when your journal is the “journal of poetry therapy”, well, we can’t complain too much when they accept a bad generated poem.

    Because an actual poem that a real person found useful in their actual therapy experience cannot be differentiated from a bad piece of generated nonsense, because people are awful poets.

    That one’s critique is more “this is not a scientific field and nobody should pretend it is”.)