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Sokal-led Academia

Briefly, three academics could no longer understand the state of social discussions and the immediate dismissal of people through the labelling of "racist, sexist, homophobic" of anyone wanting to actually discuss issues. They followed the path from shouting moral certitudes back to sociological studies published in academic journals. They decided to create and submit 20 theoretical social studies papers for some of these journals. What they discovered is that even if you take a chapter of Mein Kampf , switching out specific references with sociological buzz words, a peer-reviewed journal may accept your work. What the New Sokal Hoax Reveals About Academia Dave Rubin interviews Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay Their own video of the problem of grievance studies This is neither a gotcha! moment, nor a prank to be dismissed. It should be a turning point in how academic journals consider their own objective: to further knowledge in their specific fields, or to fur