#SpoofJenks day

You may have noticed a rather unusual post on this blog yesterday. The reason behind this was an attempt by science bloggers across the internet (but rather highly concentrated at UCL for some reason) to strike back at constant attacks on science by people like Simon Jenkins. He wrote this piece in the Guardian and as a result Jon Butterworth of UCL wrote this piece to spoof it. This was taken up by Nature Blogs, who wrote this article promoting Spoof Jenkins day (now updated to include 21 official Spoof Jenkins articles), which in turn made it round twitter using the hashtag #SpoofJenks. A roundup by Jon Butterworth has appeared on the Guardian, along with their own report on the matter. Of course not everyone agrees with the personal nature of some of the counterattacks, such as this blogger, who explains why he will not be spoofing Sir Simon on this occasion.

Of all the ways to get my name on a Nature webpage…

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