This post is not a hoax
October 4, 2018 6:47 AM Subscribe
To "expose the reality of 'grievance studies,'" three scholars submitted 20 "hoax" papers to a variety of journals. Seven were accepted. The authors say their goal was to expose an "undeniable problem in academic research on important issues relevant to social justice." Critics say it reveals only that it's easy to lie to people who assume honesty. Dubbed "Sokal squared," after the 1996 hoax article "Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity," the incident has generated robust debate on Twitter.
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