In case you have been avoiding the internet for the past few weeks, the world has been abuzz about a purported room-temperature superconductor called LK-99. As of August 11th, the consensus about LK-99 seems to be trending towards it not being a room-temperature superconductor. (See
I don't necessarily disagree with your thoughts here, but this LK99 saga started because the authors decided to publish a very weak paper where they didn't do the due diligence. This is not exactly how progress is made.