It’s a 2014 paper based on 2010 work … but is it real or is it a Sokal?
â” What, Why & How do we know? (@psybertron) June 22, 2021
The 2014 Source paper about 2010 work.
Lost of tweeting in June 2021 about the physics dark matter / dark energy analogy, so much so that I have my doubts whether the original was real or simply a thought experiment?
2 thoughts on “Real or Sokal?”
Here is a more recent discussion of mesopelagic biomass (2021), with 26 linked citations.
The suggestion that mesopelagic fishes avoid nets, causing their biomass to be underestimated, goes back to a 2012 paper (citation 5). Accurate measurement of the biomass seems to be an ongoing project, beset by various technical problems. If the 2014 paper was a “Sokal,” it’s been a very expensive one.
I’m sure you’re right, but the people chattering in 2021 seemed to be placing a lot of credence on the Dark Matter metaphor đ