Fun with Physics

by Carson Reynolds

From a recent article in the Register about hoax articles submitted to various physics journals:

“The terrible, terrible conclusion some might draw from the episode is that string physics is no more a ‘science’ than a social science. Several years ago physics professor Alan Sokhal hoaxed the cultural theories establishment with a delightful pastiche that suggested recent quantum theory work proved aspects of Lacanian psychoanalysis, as he explained in his paper A Physicist Experiments With Cultural Studies