Hi, everybody! It’s me, the Cardiff Giant, the 19th century’s most famous scientific fraud.
There ain’t a lot to do, just being a museum exhibit, so I like to follow the progress of 21st century scientific fraud. Did you know there’s a study that shows that bogus scientific papers have become almost ten times more common than they were in the 1970s ( http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-scientific-research-fraud-on-the-rise/ )?
And remember–that doesn’t count the ones that get away with fraud. These are just the ones that got caught and had to be retracted by the publisher.
I love you folks who say, “Well, they still have a long way to go before they top the Cardiff Giant!” But the fact is, when it comes to scientific fraud, I ain’t fit to run errands for the grand-daddy of ’em all–Global Warming (Climate Change, when the weather’s cold).
Y’know, when I got exposed as a humbug, interest in me kinda dried up and blew away. But by now, even though it’s been thoroughly exposed, Global Warming is still alive and kicking. I guess that’s because world leaders like it. Me, I was just the poor old Cardiff Giant. They never had me over to the White House.