Why must this dryness be written by us?

I thought this was a nicely satirical article on the ‘scientific’ style of writing. It’s funny but also makes some interesting points. More relevant to scientists writing papers but there are some more general ideas in there that are worth thinking about.

An excerpt:

“Why can’t we write like other people write? Why can’t we tell our science in interesting, dynamic stories? Why must we write dryly? (Or, to rephrase that last sentence in the passive voice, as seems to be the scientific fashion, why must dryness be written by us?)”

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Scientist and science blogger. Find me on Twitter at @Stephen_Curry or read my blog at http://occamstypewriter.org/scurry/
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