Over the years, a lot of people have claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine. Obviously, he hadn't invented any such thing, but here's how he managed to string people along for over 25 years.
When Scientists Give Up. Federal funding for biomedical research has declined by more than 20% in the past decade. There are more scientists competing for grants than there is $$ to support them. That crunch is forcing some people out of science altogether. (A SUPER-PSYCHO POST-DOC FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR CAN ALSO DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF PUSHING PEOPLE OUT...) ;-)