In “Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker After Making Up Dylan Quotes for His Book” (New York Times, July 30, 2012), Julie Bosnan reports,
Jonah Lehrer, the staff writer for The New Yorker who apologized in June for recycling his previous work in articles, blogs and his best-selling book “Imagine,” resigned from the magazine, he said in a statement.
Mr. Lehrer faced new questions about his work on Monday in an article in the online magazine Tablet that reported that he had admitted to fabricating quotes attributed to Bob Dylan in “Imagine,” a nonfiction book published in March by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Many people still don’t “get” what it means to say that in a Darwinian universe, ethics is an illusion.
We creationist rubes who don’t like being ripped off just haven’t caught up yet. Or maybe …
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Hat tip: Stephanie West Allan at Brains on Purpose