Re: Popular(izing) Science

Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 13:41:31 MST

In a message dated 2/10/01 9:40:10 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:<< As I understand it, the short-term memory
that is involved in problem solving is the same used for speaking and
 Perhaps, then, scientists tend to access their short-term memory in ways not
necessarily geared to communication. BM >>

    Let me put up something for your consideration and speculation. I have
always heard that scientists and engineers can't write. As an engineer that
comment pinched.
    However when I took an obligatory course in law I noticed that Supreme
Court Justices and Engineers use basically the same style and use it to serve
the same purpose -- to explain their decisions and how they arrived at them.
    Now, I wonder if there is anything wrong with the writing style or just
that it is one most folks don't run into.
Ron h.

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