Sunday, June 14, 2009

Alan Sokal vs. Alan Turing

If you haven't read excerpts, check out "Transgressing Boundaries"

and you'll see why the most recent computer generated academic hoax just doesn't measure up.


Perhaps because clever nonsense is hard to fake. And reminds us that academic publishing is only as good as the "peers" that review it.

...and that's a large part of the original argument.