Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fake Science

Here's a funny thing...

A web page describes a science experiment that claims to be evidence that microwaved water is bad for plants. It gets picked up here, and debunked here by people who notice the pictures have been photoshopped so much there is doubt any experiment happened at all!

The person who created the original webpage is not deterred, however. He updates the page to include his original pictures. But this only supports the debunking: this picture which is now provided is clearly the same as the supposed Day 1, Day 3, and Day 5 pictures but with different photoshopping of the left plant. You can switch back and forth between them in your browser to check this.

Sigh. I guess all the experiment really proves is that on the internet, everything can have its own web page.