Academia, "science" and "mainstream" just keep getting caught with their pants down around their ankles!

Everything people used to think they could trust is continuing to melt away:

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I'm at the point where I don't trust "science" at all. Been there for the last 4 - 5 years.

From the article above:

But a month back, he climbed down from his lofty academic perch and picked a fight on X with writer Nate Silver and … Professor van der Linden got crushed: exposed as a liar and a quack who spreads misinformation while editing his personal Wikipedia page for the last decade through various single purpose accounts (SPAs) or sock puppets, to burnish his credentials and promote himself and his research.

“We are still getting numerous SPAs on this topic,” one Wikipedia editors noted about Sander van der Linden’s biography. “Nothing has changed, except they’ve gotten better at not getting caught.”