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Postmodernism Kills Game

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by The Reverend Bob, May 24, 2019.

  1. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Fart Machine and Beastmaster

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    Can any of you tell which of these postmodernist essays are fake or real? And remember no using the internet for peeksees.







     
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    I tried to read it all but there were too many multisyllablistic (?) words. I struggle with anything longer than 3 syllables, as you can probably tell.

    I’ll just guess that the first two are real.
    I figure I have a decent slim chance of maybe being correct.
     
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    Well, if one examines cultural discourse, one is faced with a choice: either reject Sartreist absurdity or conclude that truth, surprisingly, has intrinsic meaning. The premise of Lyotardist narrative implies that discourse comes from the masses. Therefore, several situationisms concerning the meaninglessness,and some would say the defining characteristic, of posttextual class exist.
     
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    The first one is the only one with citations.
     
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    So you think that is the real one?
     
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    If it's not, I would hope the others were rejected. The third one appears the real as it mentions Foucault, but the citation is not correct.
     
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    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    1st one is real. Its ludicrous and ridiculous but it's a real paper.

    2nd one is fake. Looks to me like someone just typed up a fake essay using as many big words as possible to try and pass it off as a legitimate paper.

    3rd one is real. I don't agree with it's premise though.
     
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    I'm sure three is the real one. The first one is cited, but the use of I is improper for such formal writing.
     
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    Looks lime they made a word salad, a word pasta, a word cocktail, and threw it all in a blender.
     
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    I might have been willing to give it a shot if this had been posted on a Monday morning. But now, it's Friday afternoon, it's been a long week, and my brain has turned into butterscotch pudding.

    Maybe I'll try tomorrow.
     
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    Good thing you don't live in the Resident Evil universe.
     
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    Nah, it's more like a word gumbo...
     
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    None of those three are picture books, so I couldn't tell you.
     
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    My first reaction is that this is a Trick Question, and all three were serious submissions to various Universities around the place. I could easily see that.

    However, if pressed to choose only one? The first rings a very strong bell with me, with respect to a long science BBC radio bit I heard a couple of weeks back, with respect to A.I. development and research.

    Specifically, the A.I. algorithms used by most modern employment agencies, to pre-screen potential hires.

    Since these software engines were created, by having the software "study" real-world screening actions collected over decades of actual employment agency efforts?

    It was discovered that the software mimics the pro-male bias, that humans used to-- this, in spite of the data given to the software was devoid of gender tags for each candidate. The software apparently saw through this attempt at subterfuge, and selected "maleness" criteria over "femaleness", if all else was equal.

    So, yeah. I can see #1 as being serious.
     
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    The second one I hope was not real. Its tons of verbosity and lots of rambling with saying little. The third one appears legit, albeit a very lazy effort and poor format and a very long way of pointing out media meeting audience expectations (I
     
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    Agreed. #2 also had no paragraph breaks, which lends credibility to the fake theory. However, I have encountered folk who wrote even longer prose, sans breaks.
     
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    I'd guess they are all real. Seem pretty par for the course these days. Have seen far more ludicrous papers than these.


    At least none of the uses the phrase "thereby leading to more just and equitable... human-ice interactions."

    Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research

    Mark CareyM. Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, ...
    First Published January 10, 2016 Research Article
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132515623368
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    Abstract
    Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.
     
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    Wish I spotted that one
     
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