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April Fool's papers

  1. Apr 1, 2016 #1

    PAllen

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    Orodruin

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    How is "submission for Acta Prima Aprilia" not admitting it? :wink:
     
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    DrClaude

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    Not even an April fool's joke...
     
  6. Apr 1, 2016 #5

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    I wrote a paper once about the fundamental research being conducted at the Luck Enrichment Research Network (LERN) by none other than Dr. Jason Walker Smooth. He asserted that like energy, luck is conserved in the universe, and seems to be concentrated in areas of high cash flux, eg DC, NYSE, etc. He further hypothesized that luck could be "captured" and purified via lobster traps in space. In a bold attempt to demonstrate the accuracy of his claims, he made all his decisions with the flip of a coin or the roll of a dice. The results of his work indicated that more research (and thus more money) is needed to make stronger assertions about his claims.
     
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  8. Apr 1, 2016 #7

    PAllen

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    oops, I missed that.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2016 #8

    jtbell

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    Does he have a brother named Johnnie?
     
  10. Apr 1, 2016 #9

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    That is actually Jay's alias. You see, during his research (being such a lucky guy) he accidentally invented one of the worlds greatest Whiskies. Unfortunately, the power and greed of big business consumed him, resulting in neglect of his fundamental research in luck enrichment. He found that he did not like the person he became, so he sold his business, changed his name, and left for a simpler life at LERN. It is rumored that some of the chemicals used in his research leached into the whisky barrels - legend has it that anyone consuming his famous drink will have a great night partying.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2016 #11
    I have been reading the Frolop, Scott Pi in the Sky paper.

    Priceless..... they have done it again. It is really worth reading the whole thing..... really a beautiful finished work. In fact it almost reminds me of some of the early published research of the Rhine Institute in terms of methodology and association of ideas, but Pi in the Sky is unquestionably more scholarly.

    The end notes are hysterical, btw.

    Well done.

    diogenesNY
     
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    PAllen

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  14. Apr 1, 2016 #13

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    Oh, no fair! (Sniff, sob, rant,...)

    When I asked about a possible April Fools paper, my question received a complaint and was deleted. :oldcry:
     
  15. Apr 2, 2016 #14

    RJLiberator

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    The Gods as topological invariants and astrology in the era of exoplanets were hilarious! Thanks.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2016 #15

    PAllen

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    With regard to the first of my 2016 papers, I particularly liked the following comment:

    "This study, along with others (e.g. the one that
    found a correlation between the number of people
    who drowned after falling into a pool and film appearances by Nicolas Cage [8]),.."

    noting that no reference [8] is listed.
     
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