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  1. Dragnoak

    Dragnoak Notebook Evangelist

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    Lars? meh Gimme Buddy Rich, or Gene Krupa any day. :biggrin:



    Actually, Buddy Rich played at my wife's HS graduation prom, so you know how ancient my musical tastes are. :eyeroll:
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    Should have put a white rat head on a black/brown rat`s body, that would have stood out a lot more.

    John.
     
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    Either way, it's creepy AF
     
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    "Peer-reviewed" academic journal publishes hoax article which explains how your junk isn't really junk at all, and is actually the root cause of climate change, among other ills. I think I feel. . . "empowered". :vbbiggrin:

    "Hoax Science Paper Says Penis Is A Social Construct That Worsens Climate Change"

    A new team of hoaxers has struck again, this time in the journal Cogent Social Science. Even though the authors have already admitted to their hoax in the magazine Skeptic, the journal apparently is unaware. The paper is, for the time being, still available here. (When they finally do take it down, it will live on in infamy here.) Here is a screenshot of the abstract:

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    The authors begin, "Anatomical penises may exist," but the "conceptual penis is better understood not as an anatomical organ but as a social construct." It goes downhill from there. "There are many women who have penises," they boldly claim. Then, they gratuitously listed some crude synonyms for the penis, such as: "beaver basher," "custard launcher," "pork sword," and "mayo shooting hotdog gun." They explained that "manspreading" -- when a man sits with his legs open -- is "akin to raping the empty space around him."

    At this point, it is worth stopping to ponder that this didn't raise any red flags with the editors of the journal. Not only did they think this was perfectly intellectual, publishable material, they praised the authors for their work.

    Yet, the absurdity didn't end there. The authors tied everything in to climate change:

    Toxic hypermasculinity derives its significance directly from the conceptual penis and applies itself to supporting neocapitalist materialism, which is a fundamental driver of climate change, especially in the rampant use of carbon-emitting fossil fuel technologies and careless domination of virgin natural environments.

    In their tell-all article in Skeptic, the authors admit they jammed the paper full of jargon and made it purposefully incoherent. They said, "After completing the paper, we read it carefully to ensure it didn't say anything meaningful, and as neither one of us could determine what it is actually about, we deemed it a success." Finally, they made this particularly damning observation:

    We assumed that if we were merely clear in our moral implications that maleness is intrinsically bad and that the penis is somehow at the root of it, we could get the paper published in a respectable journal.

    It worked. That's the state of social science in 2017.

    http://www.acsh.org/news/2017/05/19...social-construct-worsens-climate-change-11302
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    Amazon files sinister patent for its physical stores

    http://www.alphr.com/amazon/1006108...email&utm_source=newsletter&tpid=449297491953

    John.
     
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