Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Best Scientific Paper Ever

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the group of elementary school students in Britain who wrote a scientific paper that was published. Now, I've found an even better paper, published back in 1974. I am 99% sure it's a joke:

"The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case
of ‘‘writer’s block"

It's scientific humor at its best: professional humor, but still funny to those outside the profession. What really sells it is the reviewer comment at the bottom.

But, it gets better. 33 years later, there was a paper with further research.

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