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Question 1: ________: about theoretical physics, called a reverse-Sokal controversy.
Bogdanov AffairPseudoscienceAIDS denialismHomeopathy

Question 2:
Sokal affair, Innovation and Social constructionism are all:
Hoaxes in science Sociology of scientific knowledge Duke University Science and technology studies

Question 3: The article, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative ________ of Quantum Gravity”, proposed that quantum gravity is a social and linguistic construct; it was published in the Social Text Spring/Summer 1996 “Science Wars” issue.
Arthur SchopenhauerPhenomenology (philosophy)HermeneuticsExistentialism

Question 4:
Sokal affair, Lawrence Summers and Stanford prison experiment are all:
Hoaxes in science Literary hoaxes Academic scandals Scientific misconduct

Question 5:
Sokal affair, Penis captivus and Dihydrogen monoxide hoax are all:
Science and technology studies Sociology of scientific knowledge Hoaxes in the United States Hoaxes in science

Question 6: Jan Hendrik Schön: published 28 fraudulent papers in ________, Science, and the Physical Review, which were logically consistent with the fabricated data.
GeologyEarthNatureNatural environment

Question 7: The anthropologist ________, criticized in Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science (1998), described the scandal as a “tempest in a tea cup”.
Émile DurkheimScientific methodBruno LatourActor-network theory

Question 8: Sokal submitted the article to Social Text, whose editors were collecting articles for the ________ issue.
Sokal affairScience warsThomas Samuel KuhnScientific method

Question 9: The book featured analysis of writing extracts from established ________ that contained blatant abuses of scientific terminology.
Anti-intellectualismIntellectualSocial sciencesMarxism

Question 10: In an interview on the National Public Radio program ________, New York University Prof.
All Things ConsideredWeekend EditionDay to DayMorning Edition


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