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[*] posted on 8-7-2009 at 15:45
Professional jokes in well-reputed Scientific Literature


I still can't believe it.

Read this article:

http://www.nature.com/cdd/journal/v12/n4/full/4401614a.html

If you can't spot the spoof (it needs a close read), read on here:
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=12477#...


I find it very surprising that this sort of thing makes it into the scientific literature, particularly into a well-reputed Nature journal - would have never thought they'd allow this sort of thing!
I shall be more weary in the future!

[Edited on 9-7-2009 by chemoleo]




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[*] posted on 8-7-2009 at 16:22


Hahaha they can't be serious! Surely someone must have picked up on it :o
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[*] posted on 8-7-2009 at 16:33


I searched the web, but found nothing!!!!!!

No citations to the article either, which is interesting...but then it doesn't provide with real research details.




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[*] posted on 8-7-2009 at 20:32


hilarious tongue in cheek humor obviously peer reviewed



[Edited on 9-7-2009 by Rosco Bodine]
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[*] posted on 8-7-2009 at 21:23


That was hilarious. All the names in the letter were great. Were the authors names even real? I don't see a 'Green' at liai, and the second name (for correspondence) looks pretty odd too.
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[*] posted on 9-7-2009 at 00:39


I don't know if this is already posted, but http://www.ncbirofl.com/ has some pretty amazing research too.



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[*] posted on 9-7-2009 at 17:34


Possibly this:


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[*] posted on 10-7-2009 at 06:16


One of the older jokes in the literature was a cosmology paper published in Physical Review in the 1950"s.

George Gamow and Ralph Alpher were preparing the manuscript when Gamow called Hans Bethe and asked his permission to add Bethe's name to their paper. Bethe agreed.

The paper became known as "Alpher, Bethe, Gamow"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpher%E2%80%93Bethe%E2%80%93Ga...
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