Jonah Lehrer, who admitted to plagiarism and fabrication in his 2012 book Imagine: How Creativity Works, has a new book out. It seems that once accused of plagiarism, though, those charges are hard to dodge:
According to Daniel Engber, Lehrer’s new book follows the same model, cherry-picking results and distorting their implications. But of course, Lehrer is not the only one doing so. And there is a clear incentive to do it. Publishers love books that tell clear, simple stories sprinkled with cutting-edge science.