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    meaning of a sentence

    "The paper was a hoax, produced to demonstrate that postmodernist, socially constructed analyses of science were based on ignorance, prejudice and hilariously muddled thinking. Peppered with scientific errors, the paper had been accepted without question because it supported the prevailing political and cultural orthodoxy of the journal and its constituency. It was difficult for even the most rigorous cultural theorist to come up with a defense that had any clear credibility in the science world."

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    "It was difficult for even the most rigorous cultural theorist to come up with a defense that had any clear credibility in the science world."

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    "Even for the most skilled scientist it was difficult to scientifically defend this hoax paper" ?

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    Re: meaning of a sentence

    Please cite the source and author of your quotation.

    Please note that a better title would have been The paper was a hoax ...

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: meaning of a sentence

    Please don't start every thread with the title "meaning of a sentence".

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