’Hoaxes’ as weapons in Sciences’ Wars

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Abstract

One type of 'scientific hoaxes' aims at ridiculing scientific journals by fooling them to publish underiously written texts. The article discusses three cases (Sokal; Goghossian; Pluckrose & al.) and points at their weaknesses if considered as experiments. None of the conclusions made by the hoaxes' authors, or by many of their commentators, are justified.
Translated title of the contribution’Hoaxes’ as weapons in Sciences’ Wars
Original languageFinnish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalTieteessä tapahtuu
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine

Keywords

  • Peer reviewing
  • hoax

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