Science. Should you trust it?

petros

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Ideology in Science is a big problem.

A 100% fake paper published in Gender, Place & Culture, DOI:10.1080/0966369X.2018.1475346, published online on May 22nd, 2018 shows how "Peer Review" is tainted.

Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon was a fake paper that recieved accoladess amongst the ideologically driven "peers" but has since been retract after the authours came clean that it was just a joke.

It was just one of twenty produced by 3 "authours". The authors — Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian — said that four papers had been published; three had been accepted but not yet published; seven were under review and six had been rejected.

One paper, published in a journal called Sex Roles, said that the author had conducted a two-year study involving “thematic analysis of table dialogue” to uncover the mystery of why heterosexual men like to eat at Hooters.

Another, from a journal of feminist geography, parsed “human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity” at dog parks in Portland, Ore., while a third paper, published in a journal of feminist social work and titled “Our Struggle Is My Struggle,” simply scattered some up-to-date jargon into passages lifted from Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”

Such offerings may or may not have raised eyebrows among the journals’ limited readerships. But this week, they unleashed a cascade of mockery — along with a torrent of debate about ethics of hoaxes, the state of peer review and the excesses of academia — when they were revealed to be part of an elaborate prank aimed squarely at what the authors labeled “grievance studies.”

“Something has gone wrong in the university — especially in certain fields within the humanities,” the three authors of the fake papers wrote in an article in the online journal Areo explaining what they had done. “Scholarship based less upon finding truth and more upon attending to social grievances has become firmly established, if not fully dominant, within these fields.”

Embarrassed journal editors quickly stamped the word “Retracted” across published papers this week, while the hoax drew appreciation from scholars who tend to be skeptical of work focusing on race, gender, sexuality and other forms of identity.

“Is there any idea so outlandish that it won’t be published in a Critical/PoMo/Identity/‘Theory’ journal?” the psychologist and author Steven Pinker tweeted.

Yascha Mounk, a political scientist at Harvard, called the hoax “hilarious and delightful” on Twitter. In an interview, he said of the authors, “What they have shown is that certain journals, and perhaps to an extent certain fields, can’t distinguish between serious scholarship and a ridiculous intellectual hoax.”

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Just like the globull warming truthers. One self-proclaimed expert writes a bunch of gibberish, another self-proclaimed expert Says"I agree", and then it is fact, and if a normal person calls them out, that person is mocked and called racist or fascist or uneducated.
 
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petros

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Just like the globull warming truthers. One self-proclaimed expert writes a bunch of gibberish, another self-proclaimed expert Says"I agree", and then it is fact, and if a normal person calls them out, that person is mocked and called racist or fascist or uneducated.
Watch the video.

These guys above rewrote Mein Kamf replacing Jew with White Heterosexual and submitted it for review.

It was published.
 

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