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Scientists as Writers

August 18, 2012

This is an excellent article:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/08/15/scientists-as-writers/?WT_mc_id=SA_DD_20120816

Scientists study murky ponds, holes in space, and atoms that refuse to touch. Science is inspiring and beautiful. But scientific articles are not. Most scientific articles are so impenetrable that even scientists cringe to read them. Instead of expanding our collective wonder, they intimidate, and we leave it to science journalists and university extension associates to translate these ciphers into accessible prose. But shouldn’t good writing be required of scientists, too?

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