By now, everybody reading this obscure blog knows about the so-called sting operation by John Bohannon in Science Magazine last week. As virtually everybody has pointed out, the outcome of this stunt is entirely meaningless. Here are a few analogies that could serve to demonstrate about how embarrassingly inane this whole project really was:

Science Magazine journalist exposes bank transfer scam by sending bogus bank account numbers.


Science Magazine journalist demonstrates efficiency of homeopathy by treating over 300 patients with cold symptoms – 62% feel fine five days later.


Science Magazine journalist proves that accepting a single fraudulent/erroneous article invalidates all scholarly papers a journal has ever published.

Who can come up with some more?

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