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:  )

...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...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. anakephalaiosis on May 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    And as the father of all lies erected the Tower of Babble, one clue went missing in the mortar: the power of will.

    Faith beyond belief, faith stronger than fire and water, faith stronger than earth and air, faith stronger than life and death, was the faith of St. Patrick and St. Columba. They were druids, and they spoke the «flying mountains» to become alive.

    The voice in the wilderness speaks the language of the birds. And spiritual man is the bard, who speaks the stones to become alive, and vibrates the mountains. A swarm is just a swarm. But strong gravity make the swarm rotate around an iron will.

    When man is true to his word, the woman is true to her man. In the Bronze Age a man’s word was his God. That was the Covenant in the dawn of Western civilization. «I bring no peace but sword.» Matthew 10:34.

    The token of supreme masculinity is the sworn oath. Viking and Varangian derive from being «sworn to battle» and «oath keeper». This culture of the warrior oath can be traced back to the «ten tribes», whose sole existence is based around the divine oath in the Bronze Age.

    «By myself have I sworn.» Genesis 22:16

    • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Abracadabra. By my word, I have created. You are an interesting creature, anakawhatever. I won’t look up your name; I am genuinely interested in how you would elucidate it, and invite you to do so.

      • anakephalaiosis on May 25, 2017 at 1:22 pm

        The Best Relaxing Classical Music Ever By Bach

        Relax and enjoy the show. I only speak when I am inspired by God.

        • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm

          Hahaha! That is freakin’ AWESOME!! Me too!

          • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 11:22 pm

            Mr. Anakawhatever, I see your Bach, and raise you one Beethoven.

          • anakephalaiosis on May 26, 2017 at 4:19 am

            Music is silence between notes. A dripping silence, like dew from a straw, that clotheth the lily of the valley. Beethoven was deaf to himself, and yet “Fûr Elise” is beautiful in parts, so the Illuminati did not completely get to him. Blackmore is also a gifted tragedy in the music industry, and yet we were friends once in another life. I feel sorrow, and yet it is amazing, when stars come out at night in cosmic emptiness.

  2. enki-nike on May 24, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    In flockadaemia faculty evaluations at flagship universities Are outsourced to data mining companies like Academic Analytics LLC. Thus quantity of research is much more impressive than quality. A professor who publishes ten conceptual penis articles is far not likely to be successful in terms of tenure and promotion than a professor who publishes only one. Expect a torrent of articles to cite this one.

  3. Robertus_Maximus on May 24, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    “… – not so much affixing an obviously fake mustache to mask its true identity as donning two of them as false eyebrows.” Brilliant line from this paper. These authors are on our side. Dr. Farrell, think about giving them access to your site for a month. Might be worth it.


  4. Katie B on May 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    As a non binary gender fluid ink quill (but only on Tuesdays) I wish to dip my conceptual quill into multicoloured ink but it does not exist. Thus all other forms of ink should be banned. As the english language is inherently racist then it naturally follows that writing should be banned. Men and women should be relabelled as freaks of nature, banned for being non binary genderfluid-ist and should therefore, undergo surgery to make themselves androgynous so as not to scare/intimidate others and animals that have been neutered and tattoo themselves in multi-colours to show solidarity. In fact, I think there is a vaccine out that’s doing this already. We shall then venture out into the solar system armed with our multicoloured flags and vaccines and create the universe in our image. When faced with any hostility we shall bare our non binary bits in a display of strength and diversity and the hideous dual sex aggressors will surrender to our logic and be welcomed back to earth, specifically to the UK NHS hospitals for a baptism in multicolured ink and to surrender their scary bits.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 24, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      ROF…. ! I’m very worried about you…

      • Katie B on May 24, 2017 at 1:04 pm

        Don’t worry until it’s Tuesday when I’ll be terrorising people with my conceptual quill!

  5. Phil the Thrill on May 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

    This article SORELY requires analysis by his Most Eminent Insolence, Sir Vomito Blanco. In my own humble way, I have attempted to fill a tiny space in the void created by his yet-unrealized appearance. This shall be my last post on the topic: In somewhat-related news, which I viewed at Michael Rivero’s website, a black man underwent a, uh, social-construct transplant. He intends to have his new one tatooed to match the color of his skin, because the donor was white.

    • Bluenose on May 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Couldn’t he just self identify as a skunk or a zebra or a… 😀

      • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 8:06 am

        I wonder if, like some top-heavy women do, this man desired some kind of reduction surgery; you know, to alleviate his–or maybe his partner’s–discomfort, or something.

    • Vomito Blanco on May 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Well Phil the Thrill, when I read this article the first thought that came to my mind was the butterfly effect. Like a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil and setting off a tornado in Texas, so too could a man spreading his legs on a subway cause global warming. So their “hoax” paper is not all that crazy. I would also speculate that if Trump is impeached then these illogical post-modern anti-scholars and their entire ideological agenda will be more powerful then ever, and I fully expect this “hoax” paper to become enshrined not just to push the climate change agenda and blame global warming on men in order to have them neutered at birth, but also to make the bold statement that they have the power to turn a hoax meant to lambast these social engineers into fact, re-writing the narrative anyway they please, which they can then wield as a weapon and get their mindless ideologues to lap up and accept as gospel truth.

      Here in India, it is very popular now to get degrees in western social studies, especially gender studies and African-American studies. This is because these fields can be very lucrative and many Indian post-grads have found employment at these American peer reviewed journals. I have a friend Kerpal who received his PHD in African-American studies at the University of Mumbai and now does peer reviews for several African-American journals. He claims he can make 5oo rupees per review and has not had to quit his telephone job working in customer service for an American corporation that makes anal itch cream. He can read and write his peer review on his lunchtime. Sometimes, if the article is extremely anti-intellectual, he will have his 11 year old sister make the peer review and will pay her 25 rupees. He said the only hard part is having to actually waste numerous years in college studying such a nonsensical field of study. He bemoans sitting through lectures that defied all human logic making claims such as the drowning of 400 million Africans on the way to the new world.

      He did manage to finally get his degree, and he brags it required very little brain power although due to the stringent academic standards of India he did have to write a real thesis and his was on the white privilege accusation and its roots in African witch doctor culture– his theory being that accusations of white privilege came out of the African tribal habit of blaming witch doctor magic for all your problems.

      • Vomito Blanco on May 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm

        African-American studies? Notice the poor soul with his earphones in:

      • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 8:19 am

        Your Most Eminent Insolence has blessed me beyond blessedness. Reading your response brought tears to my eyes. Truly, I say unto you, I am unworthy of touching the hem of your fervently holy, vomit-spattered garment.
        This morning, instead of my usual Kriya Yoga and sungazing, I practiced thirty minutes of man-spreading. I also threw in some raspberries and armpit farts.

        • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

          Unfortunately, the liveleak link you posted was removed. Liveleak is supercool tho, innit?

        • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 8:24 am

          While I was doing the armpit farts, a couple of ah, ones not from the armpit slipped out. Popped out, I should say. One actually kinda ripped out. Boy howdy, I wonder what reality perturbations I may have generated.

  6. Robert Barricklow on May 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Looks like a representative of the 3 blind AI mice moderators r us algorithms has once again quarantined my reply.

  7. Robert Barricklow on May 24, 2017 at 11:40 am

    For me it was just easier to google:
    skeptic reading room conceptual penis.

    Shows rather starkly the whole education racket. In fact, the whole bankster/national security state, social engineering rackets, of leading the proverbial three blind bifocaled mice/sheeple down blind alleys.

    • Robert Barricklow on May 24, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Soon they’ll privatize all public education and rake in the profits[while socializing any costs.
      Although the insurance care field does a better job in their medical journals of promoting quackery for a duck; oops, I mean buck. People have actually bought some of that nonsense for an astronomical sum of cents.
      Education and Insurance care are just the tip of the ignorance being promoting for dollar$.
      It’s quite a gas for the elites to treat their subjects as educational idiots.

      Just ask the sheeple about CO2 con?
      It’s a gas!

      • Robert Barricklow on May 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm

        And, meanwhile, back at the ranch the oligarchical media elites are monetizing The Rachael Maddow Show via the financial illiteracy of the viewers making it the easiest trade in 2017 for the professionals scalping the misinformed mainstream watchers. All the while the Trump Administration is privatizing the U.S.A.’s infrastructure on the public’s dime.
        And, meanwhile, back at the ranch, the mainstream Maddow shows are totally blank on this HUGE con.
        Education, Insurance Care, Media – All being part of the 3 Card Monte, gaming the public. Ironically, the public is being played while paying for the pleasure.

        • Robert Barricklow on May 25, 2017 at 8:38 pm

          All the family functions have been outsourced to business[Hey! It’s just business.]: Education, eating, entertainment, cleaning, counseling, lawn work, simple repairs, sports, therapy – all mercilessly commercialized, commodified, packaged, & marketed back to the families as luxuries of convenience.
          Even mother’s milk!
          Nature being subjected as slave.
          Or, it dies on the commercialized technological/transhuman vine.

  8. Phil the Thrill on May 24, 2017 at 11:12 am

    It is my considered opinion that the brain of the typical educationalist is flaccid. I pray daily that such flaccid brains be engorged with fresh, oxygen-rich blood.

  9. marcos toledo on May 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

    This has a long history what do you make of a society that debates whether the peoples of the Americas were human. While refusing to mount a adequate defense against the Turks and the Barbary Pirates. And consider Russia it’s mortal enemy. The academics of the USSA are just one part of this tradition of stupidity.

  10. Enigma3 on May 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

    A couple of years ago there was an article wherein the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and the assistant editor of Lancet said that upwards of 50% of the articles submitted for publication were bogus. Junk “science”. That number seems to have grown with time.
    That strategy (of dumbing down science so that we don’t know what is true) is one of the more sinister aspects of the deep state . Welcome to the end game of the Kali Yuga.

    • Phil the Thrill on May 24, 2017 at 10:55 am

      You are speaking of Dr. Marcia Angell, the former editor of the NEJOM. Her resignation statement is instructive:
      “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgement of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

    • basta on May 24, 2017 at 11:49 am

      My “favorite: along those lines are the endless filler articles recounting (in that horribly written false-familiar and brain-dead style so prevalent today) that researchers at the University of Podunk have discovered that felines purr from contentment, or that over-use of portable phones (and of course the vast majority of topics concern phones and social media) by preschoolers leads to delayed social adjustment. Or that it is light during the day, and becomes dark at night, and this cycle is synchronous with human sleep-wake patterns, but more research needs to be done to see if this is indeed a causative effect.

  11. primal_murmur on May 24, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Oh wow, comedy gold. My favourite quotation:

    “You read that right. We argued that climate change is “conceptually” caused by penises. How do we defend that assertion? Like this:

    ‘Destructive, unsustainable hegemonically male approaches to pressing environmental policy and action are the predictable results of a raping of nature by a male-dominated mindset. This mindset is best captured by recognizing the role of [sic] the conceptual penis holds over masculine psychology. When it is applied to our natural environment, especially virgin environments that can be cheaply despoiled for their material resources and left dilapidated and diminished when our patriarchal approaches to economic gain have stolen their inherent worth, the extrapolation of the rape culture inherent in the conceptual penis becomes clear.’ “

  12. Phil the Thrill on May 24, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Kooks are the bane of a civilized society. Them, and ho-dads. But I wouldn’t be a cool daddy-o if it weren’t for kooks and ho-dads, which kinda makes me scratch my head.

    • Cate on May 25, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      What are you ON today Phil? 🙂

      • Phil the Thrill on May 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

        I know, right? These comments just poured out of me as if they wrote themselves! Well, my wife is always willing and ready to enjoy a good social construct deconstruction, so I am usually in a good mood anyway; but yeah.

  13. anakephalaiosis on May 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Software, applied to an analogue computer, operates a non-inertial system. A cluster of symbols is a machine. Tower of Babble is an attempt to rebuild the pyramid by “hacking” God.

    Christianity shows the way: Origin is logic. Logic signifies the highest principle. Logic is the highest principle. John 1.1

  14. basta on May 24, 2017 at 9:04 am

    There needs to be a university shake-out, the whole system has become a scam and a joke. Not only are the kids not educated after being indebted for some $100-250K plus interest, their empty, iPhone-addled skulls are then filled with this SJW useful idiot drivel by bitter Frankfurt School wannabees. What a mess.

    They are so staggeringly unprepared for work — and normal society — that a class action suit by parents and alumni should be initiated.

    • Lost on May 24, 2017 at 11:07 am

      This is pay to publish journal.

      There’s rarely any real review of those “articles”.

      • Robert Barricklow on May 24, 2017 at 11:46 am


        • Robert Barricklow on May 24, 2017 at 11:47 am

          [see my moderated reply in three days]

  15. DanaThomas on May 24, 2017 at 8:49 am

    The appalling thing is, that in another galaxy, far far away, there may be another quantum-entangled group of peer-reviewed cretins!

  16. Phil the Thrill on May 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    You know, I just feel sorry for these educationalists. It is apparent to me that they haven’t had their social constructs de-constructed for quite some time. A firm, robust social construct needs to be taken into its proper context once in a while.

  17. OrigensChild on May 24, 2017 at 7:16 am

    And, I thought the 80’s English department in my college was bad! They were all hard-core feminist lesbian socialist types with a real interest in the alchemical transformation of texts written in one style into its polar opposite.

    It seems to me the prestigious journal “NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies” might have suspected something fishy with this paper, but wanted a second opinion. They were being polite and kicked the can down to another group with an “open mind”. Having received the paper from “NORMA” the “Cogent Social Sciences”‘s review panel examined the paper independently and wondered, “Gee, we’re not sure what they are trying to say, but it sounds really cool. This one is a bit over our heads, so we’ll publish after requesting a few amendments. If they go for it, then so much the better.” Or, my favorite excuse is in play: “Since they have paid the fees we don’t want to hurt their feelings. They are, after all, emasculated men. We should reward their effort and give them time to figure out what they are trying to say. With a little bit of encouragement they might improve.” Academic altruism is in full bloom as long as one is willing to pay for their altruistic privilege.

  18. WalkingDead on May 24, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Reminds me of Psychiatry and its’ list of totally unsupportable ailments. Anyone stupid enough to visit one of these quacks is asking for trouble.

    • Phil the Thrill on May 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

      Mr. Dead, it sounds to me like you have Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Maybe you are eating too much organic food. That’s can lead to another disorder–Orthorexia Nervosa. I REALLY think you need your head examined.

      • WalkingDead on May 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

        LOL, I’ll email it to you for analysis.

  19. LGL on May 24, 2017 at 6:50 am

    2 fake journals are cited with fake citations.

    It gets worse. Not only is the text ridiculous, so are the references. Most of our references are quotations from papers and figures in the field that barely make sense in the context of the text. Others were obtained by searching keywords and grabbing papers that sounded plausibly connected to words we cited. We read exactly zero of the sources we cited, by intention, as part of the hoax. And it gets still worse…

    Some references cite the Postmodern Generator, a website coded in the 1990s by Andrew Bulhak featuring an algorithm, based on NYU physicist Alan Sokal’s method of hoaxing a cultural studies journal called Social Text, that returns a different fake postmodern “paper” every time the page is reloaded. We cited and quoted from the Postmodern Generator liberally; this includes nonsense quotations incorporated in the body of the paper and citing five different “papers” generated in the course of a few minutes.

    Five references to fake papers in journals that don’t exist is astonishing on its own, but it’s incredible given that the original paper we submitted had only sixteen references total (it has twenty now, after a reviewer asked for more examples). Nearly a third of our references in the original paper go to fake sources from a website mocking the fact that this kind of thing is brainlessly possible, particularly in “academic” fields corrupted by postmodernism. (More on that later.)

    Two of the fake journals cited are Deconstructions from Elsewhere and And/Or Press (taken directly from algorithmically generated fictitious citations on the Postmodern Generator). Another cites the fictitious researcher “S. Q. Scameron,” whose invented name appears in the body of the paper several times. In response, the reviewers noted that our references are “sound,” even after an allegedly careful cross-referencing check done in the final round of editorial approval. No matter the effort put into it, it appears one simply cannot jump Cogent Social Science’s shark.

  20. Neru on May 24, 2017 at 6:20 am

    You gents did already amputate that ghastly filthy thing.
    No, shame on you!

    I wonder what those scientists have in mind for the woman, that will be the next paper.

  21. LGL on May 24, 2017 at 5:32 am

    one might say, (speculating on the mindset and the intellectual prejudices of the 2 reviewers who went so far as to make suggestions on improving the paper ) this is another form of Pal’s Review .
    ” Yes, dear fellow SJW author, we are not acquainted professionally but ’cause your laudable intents are so in harmony with our own estimable hubris, we will gladly confer our seal of approval onto this most significant contribution of Scholarship and enlightenment.”

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