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Monday, October 12, 2015

Not the abc Conjecture

Dunce Cap

And now for something completely different: A medical doctor discovers the procedure to calculate the area under a given curve. In 1994. Self-titles this revolutionary method and publishes in apparently respectable medical journal. Article has so far been cited 147 times.

One can only hope that this was a self-conscious effort to satirize the lax standards of certain medical journals, as was the case in the famed Sokal Hoax or these more recent efforts. Much, much more here.