A Measure of `Academic Decadence’: Counting the Number of Papers that Propose to `Count Papers’

Recently I saw an interesting Blog-entry about `climatic issues'. I'd urge to read the entry as well as the comments (especially the comments). I did not read the cited references but I guess any reasonable human being should have a clear opinion as well as a straight conclusion on this comedy … (I don't mean the "climatic issues"). It would be interesting to construct a measure of `academic decadence' by counting the number of publications which propose `counting the number of publications' as a relevant measure for the latent concept `science'.