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ERIC Number: EJ462342
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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ISSN: ISSN-0731-0714
Humour in Science: How Dangerous Is It to Ignore the Importance of Being Earnest?
Corning, Gail
Pre-Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, v12 n3-4 p211-22 Fall-Win 1991
Examines why scientific humor is produced and what functions it serves. Discusses the case of James V. McConnell and his journal "The Worm-Runner's Digest," which published serious scientific articles in the empiricist repertoire and more whimsical materials in the contingent repertoire. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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