15 of the biggest scientific hoaxes
Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM
One of the reasons the scientific method is so powerful is its ability to correct itself. No matter how elaborate the illusion, how sophisticated the fake, or how genius the plot, science will eventually pick through the evidence and sniff out the deceit. But there are a few instances in history when hoaxers nearly pulled one off. To remind us to stay humble, here are 15 of the greatest scientific hoaxes ever concocted.