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Bad hypothesis contest

Elise van der Pol, Karen Ullrich, Yuge Shi


Tired of rigorous scientific processes? We offer the fastest publication cycle ever with no review (!!) at the Bad Hypothesis Contest. This ICLR 2021 social is organised in the format of a contest. Each participant will prepare/improvise a 5 minutes stand-up, where they present a bad hypothesis (that is clearly ridiculous and untrue) and provide “evidence” (spurious correlations) that supports this hypothesis. We provide a list of hypotheses to choose from on the website (, however everyone is welcomed to propose their own bad hypothesis. Our format is inspired by BAHfest.

Please join the event via Gather.Town!

Chat is not available.