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PSA: If you have a copy of today's New York Times, check out the full page ad in the Science Section, you won't be sorry (edited to include excerpts)

It’s insane.

(I’ve been trying for the last 15 minutes to find an online version that I can post here. If anyone can suggest where I can find it-on the website or otherwise-I would love to be able to post a copy.)

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Basically, the first section is a guy (Donald McCartor??? This is a total rando, right? Not a person I should know?) explaining somewhat incoherently that he tried to submit a paper to a physics journal, and got rejected. And then he publishes the paper. In its entirety. In a full page ad. In the Times. It’s two full pages, so it must have cost him thousands of dollars. And the paper itself is also balls to the walls crazy. I have no fucking idea how to begin to understand what he’s trying to say in it.

Update:

Sorry, I know this, to put it mildly, is not exactly an ideal way to read a thing. But after teasing earlier, I wanted to at least give you a sense of this thing, if you want it. Here are a few excerpts that I took using my phone camera. I still haven’t given up on finding a full online copy, although it doesn’t seem to be on the Times site.

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This is the introduction to the article
This is the introduction to the article
Part 1 of the paper
Part 1 of the paper
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Illustration for article titled PSA: If you have a copy of todays New York Times, check out the full page ad in the Science Section, you wont be sorry (edited to include excerpts)

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