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Academic gibberish


An “academic” paper composed entirely of gibberish was accepted for a lecture at the Internatio­nal Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics in Atlanta last month. Prof. Christoph Bartneck of New Zealand’s University of Canterbury said he began writing (using Apple iOS) by entering “atomic” and “nuclear” into his tablet and “randomly” following whatever “autocomple­te” suggestion­s emerged.

Sample sentence: “The atoms of a better universe will have the right for the same as you are the way we shall have to be a great place...” Conclusion: “Power is not a great place for a good time.”

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