There can be no cover ups at Learning Science and Society-a massive apology to you all

To our myriad readers and followers: earlier today we published an earnest and heartfelt blog celebrating one hundred years of insulin, and the benefits it has bought to sufferers from diabetes. Although we stand by our sentiments as expressed, we admit we got one tiny detail wrong. The date. As some of you may have noticed it is now 2022, not 2021. Also the window cleaner was coming today and we forgot that too. We went off for our constitutional walk leaving our wife to deal with the man and pay the bill. Both events are true, and both have happened on this same fateful day. Rather painful day, actually.

Unlike some, we shall make no excuses and there will be no cover ups. We were wrong. It was President Richard Milhous Nixon who declared “there can be no whitewash at the White House.” So it shall be here. If we find ourselves in Downing Street at a party, for example, we shall tell you. (of course we shall make very sure it is not a business meeting ) Once again please accept our apologies.

We hope you will continue to read our blog, and the wonderful stories we hope to offer you in the coming months. These include:

Battle Of Hastings 1067 and the triumph of King Harold

Why the Black Death of 1359 was just a bad case of flu

Why eating too much paella was bad for the Spanish Armada in 1589

The amazing year 1721 and why we celebrate it four hundred years on

What film was Mr Lincoln really watching when he got shot in 1866?

How we know JS Bach wrote the music for Calamity Jane

The unexpected defeat of Manchester United by Southampton in the 1976 Cup Final was the work of Trotskyist saboteurs

The unexpected defeat of Liverpool by Manchester United in the 1977 Cup Final was the work of Trotskyist saboteurs

How we know Stendhal wrote the lyrics for Calamity Jane

The defeat of Manchester United by Arsenal in the 1979 Cup Final was not unexpected-but could still have been the work of Trotskyist saboteurs

How covid-19 is caused by eating too many sherbert lemons

So-stay with us. It will all be here in 2021.

Thanks to Mrs J Lee of London for pointing out the basis for this articles

#sorry #apologies # whoops

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