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journal contribution
posted on 18.02.2015, 08:21 by Guillaume Cabanac

Discover about 130 papers showing attempts at whimsy, humour, or conveying various human emotions that we hardly encounter in scientific literature (e.g., surprise, irony, anger, despise). These amusing papers were published in virtually all fields of science. As Kohn (1982) put it: Humour is the interdisciplinary denominator of science.

This paper is dedicated to Professor James Hartley in honour of his 75th birthday.

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