Jonah Lehrer, who until about 30 seconds ago was one of my favorite authors, has been caught making shit up:
Over the next three weeks, Lehrer stonewalled, misled, and, eventually, outright lied to me.
[â€¦] When, three weeks after our first contact, I asked Lehrer to explain his deceptions, he responded, for the first time in our communication, forthrightly: “I couldnâ€™t find the original sources,” he said. “I panicked. And Iâ€™m deeply sorry for lying.”
Popular authors lying to us has become far too common a story.
I just do not understand why anyone, in this age, would think they could get away with it.