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Friday, July 23, 2010

Useful Science Rules in Context

In Language Log: A couple of 'rules of thumb' are repeated that I had heard of long ago that I have found to be useful. They were promoted by (legitimate) Nobel prize winner Arno Penzias. Note their semi contradictory nature:

1.) Record everything, you don't know what will be useful later.
2.) Sometimes less information is more convincing than more.

Read the full article to see the amusing examples and backgrounds of each of these 'rules'. The blog itself is one I have followed from almost the start of the Web. If you care about language in context, it is a must-follow.

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