In case anyone is wondering, the thread title is in reference to this.
SCIgen is my new favorite thing in the whole wide world. It’s not new, but I hadn’t heard of it until today when I read about it in Tuesday Morning Quarterback.
It’s a program that generates scientific-sounding papers more or less at random (though using correct grammar and so on), including hilarious but almost plausible graphs and charts and footnotes. Easiest way to make your citations sound like actual scientific papers is, apparently, to liberally sprinkle in Asian names.
Best part? A SCIgen paper got accepted for publication in a (supposedly) peer-reviewed journal despite being complete and utter gobbledygook.
Go ahead, give it a try.