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Forest manager gives a math talk - profs suspect nothing

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A man with a degree in Forestry, who confused a sine with a cosine, read a math lecture at Purdue university. And answered questions. Professors did not suspect anything wrong and thought that the talk was "terrific."

http://ecclesiastes911.net/forest_manager_gives_math_talk/
 

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Sokal affair in reverse? Did social sciences finally figure out how to troll the hard sciences with goofy papers?

Physicist publishes nonsense paper in leading postmodern social science journal:



Later, a group of researchers sent about 20 nonsense papers to various social sciences journals, with most passing initial review:

 

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Sokal affair in reverse? Did social sciences finally figure out how to troll the hard sciences with goofy papers?
If it is a hoax then judging from the journal name "Arabian Journal of Geosciences" it could have been perpetrated by someone who does not like the Arabs. But he could have been just honestly cheating.

More:

"heterosexual electrode"
https://pubpeer.com/publications/03D053479355BD78FE525D12E81DA1

"Heterosexual Phosphorene Waveguide"
https://pubpeer.com/publications/A6A8918854EB34518E80A23521E2BF

those could have been "lost in translation" as was suggested in a comment in chat http://forums.orthodoxchristianity....-presentation-gets-lost-in-translation.153168
 

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Authored by Sine Nomine?
The author does not belong to the scientific master race. So should not boast his name. That would be a sin of hubris.
 

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Our forests have not been managed for decades, fuel has been accumulating until poof, Fires, then they claim global warming,

Logging should be permitted , the trees will ether be Lumber or Fuel ⛽
 

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Our forests have not been managed for decades, fuel has been accumulating until poof, Fires, then they claim global warming,

Logging should be permitted , the trees will ether be Lumber or Fuel ⛽
There is a good way to do this without clear cutting whole sections. Agree that it must be managed. The undergrowth needs to be cleared for the vitality of the forest/ wildlife as well as preventing such catastrophe.

Just do the math!
 

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From a Purdue professor

 

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Today one of them had to resign because of vengeful colleagues

"This isn’t about me. This is about the kind of institutions we want and the values we choose. Every idea that has advanced human freedom has always, and without fail, been initially condemned. As individuals, we often seem incapable of remembering this lesson, but that is exactly what our institutions are for: to remind us that the freedom to question is our fundamental right. Educational institutions should remind us that that right is also our duty."
 

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A relevant passage from classical literature
"What nonsense it is!" he said to reassure himself. "You are a teacher, you are working in the noblest of
callings. . . . What need have you of any other world? What rubbish!"

But almost immediately he told himself with conviction that he was not a real teacher, but simply a
government employ, as commonplace and mediocre as the Czech who taught Greek. He had never had a
vocation for teaching, he knew nothing of the theory of teaching, and never had been interested in the
subject; he did not know how to treat children; he did not understand the significance of what he taught,
and perhaps did not teach the right things. Poor Ippolit Ippolititch had been frankly stupid, and all the boys,
as well as his colleagues, knew what he was and what to expect from him; but he, Nikitin, like the Czech,
knew how to conceal his stupidity and cleverly deceived every one by pretending that, thank God, his
teaching was a success. These new ideas frightened Nikitin; he rejected them, called them stupid, and
believed that all this was due to his nerves, that he would laugh at himself.

And he did, in fact, by the morning laugh at himself and call himself an old woman; but it was clear to him
that his peace of mind was lost, perhaps, for ever, and that in that little two-story house happiness was
henceforth impossible for him. He realized that the illusion had evaporated, and that a new life of unrest
and clear sight was beginning which was incompatible with peace and personal happiness.

Next day, which was Sunday, he was at the school chapel, and there met his colleagues and the director. It
seemed to him that they were entirely preoccupied with concealing their ignorance and discontent with life,
and he, too, to conceal his uneasiness, smiled affably and talked of trivialities.
 
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