“The Ethics of Joke Science”


In Discover, Neuroskeptic adds his voice to a discussion about the BMJ Christmas issue and whether or not scientific studies that are intended to be funny also could — or should — be taken seriously.

“What happens when scientists publish papers that aren’t meant to be taken seriously?” asks Neuroskeptic. “Is ironic, satirical and joke science all in good fun, or can it be dangerous? This is the question asked by Drexel University researchers Maryam Ronagh and Lawrence Souder in a new paper called The Ethics of Ironic Science in Its Search for Spoof.”

The Ethics of Joke Science (Discover, December 20, 2014)