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Janet Stemwedel blogs about "clarity and obfuscation in scientific papers."  While the "translation" lists she links to are funny ("It can be shown" in a paper really means "Somebody said they did this…"), she says that some scientists do try to spin their results, to report the outcome in the most favorable light.

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