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Scientists They re Just Like Us! They Don't Like Equations Either

I was a bit amused when I read a press release headline this week: "Scientists struggle with mathematical details." I expected the story to be about occasions when scientists had misunderstood, misinterpreted, or misapplied mathematical formulas in their published research, but instead the study in the June 25 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that research papers with lots of mathematical details are cited by other scholars less often than papers with fewer...

June 28, 2012 — Evelyn Lamb
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