human909 wrote:http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/21/fake-academic-paper-published-in-liberal-journal-hilariously-exposes-the-absurdity-of-gender-studies/the editors of the journal loved their conclusion that pen1ses “are not best understood as the male sexual organ” but rather “social construct that is both damaging and problematic for society and future generations
Plenty of other examples of deliberate sham research accepted and published.
Its not a new problem, but it has worsened.
Indeed it has. The publish or perish pressure on academics has created an opportunity for less scrupulous individuals to make substantial sums of money publishing material with less scrutiny than used to be the case.