“You can’t cheat an honest man. Never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chump.” -W.C. Fields
Well, it was bound to happen. A bad science story — a story of illegitimate science with all the right buzzwords — has gone viral. By now, you, too, have probable heard about the “impossible” space engine that’s been validated by NASA and could take us to Mars: the EmDrive.
But did it really work? Could it work? Or is this another hallmark example of the worst in not only science reporting, but in bad science itself?
Come walk with me back over 100 years to the story of N-rays, and let’s find out together!