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Profile of Peter Teal's journal "Unwanted Science" by someone who wants to write it / Boing Boing



Adam Becker was invited to write about "Conclusion," a "quarterly review of science," backed by billionaire Peter Teal. The conclusion covers all interesting topics, but there is an alarming tendency not to distinguish between pseudoscience and the real one: think Omni but with a dry impersonator of academic style instead of cool paintings. So, Becker went down the rabbit (instead of paying him) and wrote a profile of the post about Undark.

A statement in italics on their head gave me a pause: "We have no ideological, political or religious programs. That seemed unusually excessive to me, so I made some digging and I came across a blog from 201

4 by computer scientist Jeffrey Shalit, where he meditates on the first issue of this new science publication, adding: "strangeness is strong – very strong – with this one.

Sounds like something I'd like to like – kindly longing for strange science – but the reality of such things in 2019 is climate denial and creationism and Noam Chomsky

(The picture above is in the absence the conclusion which have a visual character screenshot, whatever it is, my own development of what Boing Boing Journal of Junk Science might well like – maybe it's time!)

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