Which brings us to l’affaire de Tyson. Neil Tyson, a distinguished popularizer of scholarship (he even has his possess television show) was recently found to have regularly built mixed quotes over several years. The fabrications were not a one-off thing. They were counsel and calculated, crafted with one idea in mind: to rouse Tyson, and by prolongation his audience, during a responsibility of know-nothing, knuckle-dragging nutjobs who hatred science. Tyson targeted journalists, members of Congress, even former President George W. Bush. And what was their crime? They were guilty of rejecting science, according to Tyson.