Reddit did not disappoint Sunday when the longtime boyfriend and fellow physicist of bogus_wheel got down on one knee and handed his gal a paper titled “Two Body Interactions: A Longitudinal Study.”
The study is formatted like a legitimate academic paper and features a graph of happiness over time, an abstract, and scientific words like “oscillating.”
The proposal was a huge hit on Reddit’s r/funny forum, where users joked about the legitimacy of the study.
“No control group, inadequate sample size, and unwarranted assumptions about future conditions … but yeah, congratulations,” lonelycannibal commented.
“While innovative and emotionally appealing, the submitted paper fails to cite any of its sources and skims over its methodology,” alteredlithium added. “As such, I cannot in good conscience recommend it for publication.”
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