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Chances are you’ve heard it all before at the movies, but Compound Interest,, a chemistry site, offers ten general qualities found in forgettable science writing, like:

5. SPECULATIVE LANGUAGE
Speculations from research are just that – speculation. Be on the look out for words such as ‘may’, ‘could’, ‘might’, and others, as it is unlikely the research provides hard evidence for any conclusions they precede. More.

Wow. Guy just made 85% of origin of life research disappear.

See also: With Enceladus the toast of the solar system, here’s a wrap-up of the origin-of-life problem

and

The Science Fictions series at your fingertips (origin of life)

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