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Old 04-14-2016, 09:59 AM
Really Not All That Bright Really Not All That Bright is offline
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Fred Hoyle and canals on Mars immediately came to mind. I think another good example would be Lord Kelvin and his views on the age of the earth (though to be fair science was only just beginning to show how much older it was).
Originally Posted by USCDiver View Post
I think the Anti-vax researcher, Andrew Wakefield is the poster child for this.
Wakefield's work is no longer being published in any reputable journal, though. At the time when his original vaccination work was published in The Lancet it was seen as cutting edge rather than crazy. It wasn't until people figured out he falsified his data that everyone (including his peer reviewers and co-authors) caught on.