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.

[…] 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 couldn’t find the original sources,” he said. “I panicked. And I’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.