Uri Simonsohn fails to get the postmodern simulacrum memo.

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  1. MattF Says:

    Fraud-busting in science has been going on since, well, since forever. A classic lecture by Irving Langmuir on Pathological Science:

    http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~ken/Langmuir/langmuir.htm

    The story about N-rays is quite famous in the history of physics.

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