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Brilliant hoax by skeptics exposes academic nonsense
« Online: 14 de Abril de 2005, 22:39:42 »
Brilliant hoax by skeptics exposes academic nonsense!

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A bunch of computer-generated gibberish masquerading as an academic paper has been accepted at a scientific conference in a victory for pranksters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeremy Stribling said on Thursday that he and two fellow MIT graduate students questioned the standards of some academic conferences, so they wrote a computer program to generate research papers complete with nonsensical text, charts and diagrams.

The trio submitted two of the randomly assembled papers to the World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI), scheduled to be held July 10-13 in Orlando, Florida.

To their surprise, one of the papers -- Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy -- was accepted for presentation.


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Re.: Brilliant hoax by skeptics exposes academic nonsense
« Resposta #1 Online: 14 de Abril de 2005, 22:43:32 »
How come?  :shock:

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Re.: Brilliant hoax by skeptics exposes academic nonsense
« Resposta #2 Online: 14 de Abril de 2005, 23:00:11 »
:hihi:
“A ciência não explica tudo. A religião não explica nada.”

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Brilliant hoax by skeptics exposes academic nonsense
« Resposta #3 Online: 01 de Julho de 2005, 21:58:43 »
The conference invitation has been withdrawn, now that the hoax has been exposed.

You can go to the SCIgen website and have the robot generate your very own random academic paper, just by typing in your name as the author:

http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/scigen/

:lammer:   :histeria:

And here's a useful tool for dealing with spam:
http://www.scs.cs.nyu.edu/~dm/remove.pdf
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« Resposta #5 Online: 02 de Julho de 2005, 13:17:40 »
Now I know what Olavo de Carvalho are reading lately... Nice site! :ok:
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Re.: Brilliant hoax by skeptics exposes academic nonsense
« Resposta #6 Online: 04 de Julho de 2005, 02:17:08 »
Danniel, thanks for the link to the Dawkins article. I had not seen that one.
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« Resposta #8 Online: 04 de Julho de 2005, 17:18:15 »
Amen to that.

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