But… the Onion does it…

The Onion does it and everyone loves them — why can’t he?

A Dutch “social scientist” — whose bogus science launched scores of headline-grabbing mainstream media stories — has finally come clean after being not just sacked for faking decades of data but being sued for wire fraud by his former university employers.

But — of course, reputable scientific publications wouldn’t be taken in by such patent fabrications, right? Would they not demand some of the same safeguards mandated by the Scientific Method which is a central ethos of the scientific world?

Think again…

From the Associated Press, presented here in the Australian —

Dutch professor faked data for years

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