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Science at the (Baseball) Plate

Post-lecture celebration.  The photo illustrates the author at a lecture in which he read the account of the World Series in the article.  As the photo shows, he is very happy even if he is wearing a T-shirt from the Giants.  Suffice it to say, had he lectured about science, he would have had a very intent and serious look as he replied to a question from the audience with the standard beginning:  “That is an excellent question.”

A critical element in the dissemination of scientific discovery is the preparation of a paper for publication.  Strong rules and traditions govern the writing of science for a journal.  The tone should be sober and restrained as if emotions and literary flourish do not exist.  With “I” or “we” resisted if not banned, passive voice [...]

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