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Seems like there is a bit of a spat going on about the nature of Nature's 'science' with regard to comparing knowledge sources.
The Register article may well be less than definitive but it does make one think.
Are all the more recognisable 'institutions' of the science/public interface being taken over by people with a particular axe to grind?
If so, how has this come to pass?