Looks like the Semioticians have struck back:
“We all laughed when Alan Sokal wrote a deliberately silly paper entitled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity”, and managed to get it accepted by a refereed journal of social and cultural studies, Social Text.
But now I hear that two brothers have managed to publish 3 meaningless papers in physics journals as a hoax – and even get Ph.D. degrees in physics from Bourgogne University in the process! The theses are available in PDF format online, at least for now:
ETAT TOPOLOGIQUE DE L’ESPACE TEMPS A ECHELLE 0
FLUCTUATIONS QUANTIQUES DE LA SIGNATURE DE LA METRIQUE A L’ECHELLE DE PLANCK
(Quantum fluctuations of the signature of the metric at the Planck scale)