The Purpose of Writing

Calvin = Cool Modern Researcher

It’s not that exaggerated, indeed. A lot of scientific papers are just blatant mumbo-jumbo, written for the sake of uncommunication, for the sake of piling up academic publications. Worse yet, sometimes scientific writing promises everything and delivers nothing. I’ve just read an article entitled “Deus ex machina”, which promised a review of a current research linking metaphysics and computing, only to discover at the end of my reading that I had been framed: the article provides almost no new information and it fills the page talking about obvious things (remarks in the fashion of: “scientists are working on this interesting combination of fields”, “progress is expected”, “this research may answer important questions”, and pure zilch). That’s why scientific publications have to be handled with care, as you don’t want to waste your time reading void or undecipherable boasting.