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MIT1_018JF09_Lec04

MIT1_018JF09_Lec04 - 1.018/7.30J Fall 2009 Ecology I Harlan...

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Keep it as simple as possible, yet no simpler. Albert Einstein Based on work by Michael Alley Harlan Harlan Breindel, Lecturer Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies MIT 1.018/7.30J Fall 2009 Ecology I
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2 The fundamental purpose of scientific discourse is not the mere presentation of information and thought but rather its actual communication . It does not matter how pleased an author might be to have converted all the right data into sentences and paragraphs; it matters only whether a large majority of the reading audience accurately perceives what the author had in mind. --George Gopen and Judith Swan The Science of Scientific Writing
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