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Stirred, Not Shaken

Science  01 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5497, pp. 1703-1705
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5497.1703

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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.

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