Sometimes, you just have to laugh at the crazy kookiness of the social justice warrior, and the craziness of anti-traditionalists. I confess, I'm at a loss for words, actually, on how to blog about this one, which was shared by Mr. G.L.R. What does one call a quackademic world that is so far removed from any tradition that it will accept, and publish, anything?
I have to admit that when I read the phrase "the conceptual penis as social construct" I thought I was going to be in for an examination of the unspoken complaint of overweight men, but no, the hoaxed paper is even more hilarious than that.
Nothing I say here could possibly improve on the cultivated lunacy of this article. Nothing I could add here to this article would do it justice. Indeed, anything I say here would only detract, rather than add, to the story, so this will be an unusually short blog, since the article itself is so long (and, colossally unbelievable). No rant against Amairkuhn edgykayshun comes even close to the utter collapse of standards represented by this story, so I'll just cut right to it and let you read the whole sorry, and simultaneously, hilarious story (copy and paste: http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/conceptual-penis-social-contruct-sokal-style-hoax-on-gender-studies/ )
...Now that you've recovered from your bouts of hysterical side-splitting laughter and resulting oxygen deprivation, I do have a few final thoughts. (Hmmm... might it be that quackademia has its heads so far up in the clouds, or far up in something else, that it's suffering from collective oxygen deprivation and dementia? A possibility... but back to my final thoughts:
We need to quit feeding the beast and start shunning ... we need to quit sending our kids to these institutions, we need to turn off the corporate controlled media that promulgates the same nonsense. If the peers are kooks, then peer review means nothing.
See you on the flip side...