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I think the article answered that, oddly enough - the liars may not have done any actual science, but they told a great story. Apparently that's enough!

It may have made them happier in life and in love, but what about the rest of us? Does it make you happy to see funds wasted on "research" like this?

Ha, not really. I think they ought to be ridiculed in a court of their peers.

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