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Segerstrale on the Sokal Hoax

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  • Ian Pitchford
    From today s Science Volume 290, Number 5497, Issue of 1 Dec 2000, pp. 1703-1705. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/290/5497/1703 HISTORY OF
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      From today's Science

      Volume 290, Number 5497, Issue of 1 Dec 2000, pp. 1703-1705.
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/290/5497/1703

      HISTORY OF SCIENCE:
      Stirred, Not Shaken
      A review by Ullica Segerstråle

      The Sokal Hoax The Sham That Shook the Academy
      The Editors of Lingua Franca, Eds.
      University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2000. 283 pp. Paper, $20. ISBN
      0-8032-7995-7.

      This collection presents Sokal's original article on "quantum gravity," the
      essay in which he revealed his hoax, a broad sampling of the news coverage and
      opinion pieces generated by his actions, and additional commentary on the
      long-term meaning of the affair from a range of scholars.

      The author is in the Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of
      Technology, 3255 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616, USA. E-mail:
      segerstrale@...

      Full text, pay per view:
      http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/290/5497/1703
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