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Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation

Source: Hacker News

Article note: I love it. It's like the old double joke about fad technology names being gibberish and hapless tech recruiters: "I typically ask recruiters to point out which of these are pokemon" https://imgur.com/gallery/r0SEEoh You could probably get your pokemon-related research published in a legit high-power journal if you did enough back scratching: use someone else's cited tool or method. Use a compute center or other shared-use grant instrument. Enlist some cross-disciplinary collaborators. Employ buzzwords for whatever is hot in your field. Cite vigorously into the pool of likely reviewers. Etc.
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