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Sometimes you come across a write-up that seems impressive, scientific and brainy and altogether cool! Your C! finger itches and you get ready to send it to the front page...

-But-

You dig. Read through the work. Wonder where the sources are cited. Follow the misspelled buzzwords like geonetric qwantization and haevy water and sitoplast to their dead ends...

-And-

There it is. You know in your heart that they learned their science from Michael Crichton novels like Timeline and The Andromeda Strain.


Actually Michael Crichton novels are very entertaining. Just learn your science from sources like Noether (ok he's a mathematician - but he knows a lot of science).

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