A person could go insane trying to calculate the effects of telling other people about this essay: “Homo Narrativus and the Trouble with Fame“. Written by Peter Sheridan Dodds [pictured here], the essay sums itself up in the phrase “We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong.”
(Thanks to Uta Frith, who as it happens is married to an Ig Nobel Prize winner, for bringing this to our attention.)
BONUS: A list of Professor Dodds’s publications, including a selection headed “Papers enjoying the review process”
BONUS PROJECT: Part A: Calculate how famous is Peter Sheridan Dodds. Part B: Calculate how famous will be his essay about fame.
BONUS: One of Eric Schulman’s articles about fame.