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Fall from Grace

At exactly 9:53 AM Central Time, on June 19, Jonah Lehrer ceased to be science writing’s Wunderkind and found himself in the virtual company of journalistic miscreants who've straddled and overstepped the lines of what’s ethical in journalism. 

Exposed by media critic Jim Romenesko, Lehrer, the prolific writer and author of books such as "Imagine: How Creativity works" and "How we Decide" and blogger of counterintuitive studies and ideas, was found to have repeatedly reused chunks of his previously published work, sometimes slightly modified, in subsequent articles and inserted into blogs, most notably for his new employer, The New Yorker.