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August 9, 2012

Having an affair?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1344556780 ) Play
2012-08-26

Who wrote this paper, and what was special about it?

Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity

There are many natural scientists, and especially physicists, who continue to reject the notion that the disciplines concerned with social and cultural criticism can have anything to contribute, except perhaps peripherally, to their research. Still less are they receptive to the idea that the very foundations of their worldview must be revised or rebuilt in the light of such criticism. Rather, they cling to the dogma imposed by the long post-Enlightenment hegemony over the Western intellectual outlook, which can be summarized briefly as follows: that there exists an external world, whose properties are independent of any individual human being and indeed of humanity as a whole; that these properties are encoded in “eternal” physical laws; and that human beings can obtain reliable, albeit imperfect and tentative, knowledge of these laws by hewing to the “objective” procedures and epistemological strictures prescribed by the (so-called) scientific method.

Cracked by: Jayaprakash B R , Sumanth Patlolla , Supritha Maiya , KK , Manish Achuth , Rogi , Logik , Ananth , Amarendra Kumar and anirban

Answer:
Alan Sokal – he deliberately submitted this junk paper to a journal Social Text to prove that the journal lacked rigour.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

10 Responses to “Having an affair?”

  1. Alan Sokal and Sokal hoax


  2. Sumanth Patlolla
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    The Sokal affair written by Alan Sokal

    The article was submitted to test the journal’s “intellectual rigor” :D


  3. Supritha Maiya
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    Alan Sokal, a Physics professor at NYU wrote this paper.He submitted this to a journal called Social Text as a test to see whether they accepted articles on the basis of flattering and sophisticated words. Known as the Sokal affair/hoax.


  4. KK
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    Alan D. Sokal


  5. Manish Achuth
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    Alan Sokal, Sokal hoax.


  6. Rogi
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    Alan D. Sokal
    Wrote the paper to prove a point about how publishing in the science world can be completely bogus, as long as it sounds convincing. It was called the Sokal Affair or Sokal Hoax.


  7. Logik
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    Sokal Affair, fake paper


  8. Ananth
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    The Sokal affair.
    Physics prof Alan Sokal submitted a fake paper, which was accepted for publication.


  9. Amarendra Kumar
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    Allan Sokal.
    Becasue it was bull.


  10. anirban

    sokal hoax


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