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eSkeptic for June 14, 2017

In this week’s eSkeptic, James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian offer a point-by-point reply to 10 popular criticisms of their parody-style hoax paper, “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” that they published in an academic journal called Cogent Social Sciences.

Cogent Criticisms: A Point-by-Point Reply to Criticisms of the “Conceptual Penis” Hoax

James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian offer a point-by-point reply to 10 popular criticisms of their parody-style hoax paper, “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” that they published in an academic journal called Cogent Social Sciences.

eSkeptic for June 7, 2017

In this week’s eSkeptic, we present a thoughtful reflection by Alan Sokal on the latest academic hoax perpetrated by James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian, who managed to get published in the peer-reviewed journal Cogent Social Sciences their nonsensical paper “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct.”

Some Thoughts on “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” Hoax

Alan Sokal reflects on the hoax perpetrated by James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian who published a nonsensical paper “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” in the peer-reviewed journal Cogent Social Sciences.

eSkeptic for May 19, 2017

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In this special Friday eSkeptic, we present “The conceptual penis as a social construct” — a Sokal-style hoax on gender studies by @peterboghossian and @GodDoesnt.

The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct: A Sokal-Style Hoax on Gender Studies

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“The conceptual penis as a social construct:” a Sokal-style hoax on gender studies by @peterboghossian and @GodDoesnt.

Scam Science Journals and “The Simpsons”

Baby Maggie Simpson and Mrs. Krabappel doing science. (Original art by former "Simpsons" animator Anna Maltese, used with permission).

Donald Prothero discusses the rise of predatory online "junk" journals willing to publish any paper for money—even when the paper is composed entirely of the phrase, "Get me off your f*cking mailing list."

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