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Mark O. Martin

Elio, I seem to remember someone famous referring to Joshua Lederberg's early papers as having "rabbinical complexity." Well, I wouldn't know about that, but some of those papers require word by word pondering.

Thus: I agree with you that things have become clearer in journal articles. There are, as always, exceptions.

Hemingway is a better model for writing exposition than Faulkner, maybe? And much as I love reading Borges (sigh, I know: in translation), I would not want to read a materials and methods section written in that style.

Just my opinion.

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