Jonah Lehrer is a PLAGIARIST!

Maya Best, Nathan Reader, and Max Barsamian

Max's Ideas

  • Jonah Lehrer Is a Plagiarist
  • Plagiarised Bob Dylan
  • The investigation on Jonah's plagiarism started when he copied wording from his older work into the New Yorker arcticles
  • "The example from 'How We Decide' he cites is a quote from a pilot whom Mr. Lehrer said he had interviewed but who made an almost identical statement 20 years earlier in a lecture to NASA" (Kaufman).
  • This quote proves how Lehrer is guilty of plagiarism because Kaufman states that he made an almost IDENTICAL statement 20 years prior during a lecture.
  • The authors who were victimized by Lehrer's plagiarism siad they didn't even talk to him before.


Maya's Ideas

  • Though John Lehrer did not take phrases from other published works that weren't his own, he did plagarize
  • He made up quotations and credited them to Bob Dylan, He also took his wods out of context to change their meaning.
  • He hid this from the public therefore deceiving them


Nathan's Ideas

  • Jonah Lehrer is a plagairist
  • He made up Bob Dylan quotes to use in his book Imagine: How creativity works
  • Was caught by anothere journalist
  • Bob Dylan addde that he had never said any of the quotes


Works Cited

Cornish, Audie. ’The Lies Are Over’ a Journalist Unravels. NPR. N.p., 31 July 2012. Web. 3 Oct. 2013.



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Maclean’s. “A Little Less Creativity, Please.” Little Less Creativity, Please: n. pag. Acedemic OneFile. Web. 1 Oct. 2013.

Nocera, Joe. “How To Monetize Plagiarism.” New York Times 8 June 2013, Opinion and Editorial: 19. The New York Times. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.

Infoplease. Columbia UP, n.d. Web. 11 Sept. 2012.

Wallace, Amy. “Caught Getting Creative: The Disgrace of Wunderkind writer Jonah Lehrer. Outed for Manufacturing Quotes, Reverberates Worst in the City he calls Home.” Los Angeles Magazine Oct. 2012: 116. General Onefile. Web. 30 Sept. 2013.