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Eminent scientist Lewis Wolpert sorry for using others’ work

This guy (link to Guardian article) used to teach me Embryology. Eccentric and very smart = entertaining lectures. For which we were grateful. There was a bizarre rumour that he never used to wear the same pair of socks twice. (And no I didn’t take drugs at medical school, except ibuprofen. But can’t vouch for all of my colleagues!). Copying text wholesale from papers is a bit stupid though. Lazy for sure, but when you’re as well known as Wolpert, just credit the originals and most will be delighted to be included (which most seem to have been). The authenticity/plagiarism issues in science grumble on though, which this doesn’t help…

Professor Lewis Wolpert