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3:00 PM, July 30th, 2012

jtotheizzoe:

Jonah Lehrer Admits to Fabricating Quotes, Stonewalling, Resigns

Jonah Lehrer has admitted to fabricating Bob Dylan quotes in his newest book Imagine. This comes just weeks after the famed neuroscience writer was caught “self-plagiarizing” his own content on his New Yorker blog. 

It has just been announced that he is resigning from The New Yorker, and his publisher is ceasing shipment of his new book immediately.

The original story was broken by Tablet Magazine’s Michael C. Moynihan, but their website has since crashed (although it may go back up at any time). I’ve copied the entire story into a public Google Doc here.


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    well there goes that christmas gift idea for my brother…
  4. castlebuilder said: sad.
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    Lehrer’s career. I heard him speak once...couple of his books and will miss his great...
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    Radiolab is fucked.
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    This book is so awesome goddamnit whatever lalala don’t care…
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    That’s too bad because I liked...“How We Decide”
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  18. george13walters said: After reading the entire story it’s hard to even imagine how Lehrer thought he could get away with all the lies and deception. I especially liked his book, “How We Decide”. Hopefully Lehrer has sent a sincere apology to Dylan among others.
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    this is kind of depressing.
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    Ooof.
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