One of the great things about reading research papers online these days is you don’t have to worry about getting the physical copy. It doesn’t waste paper by downloading a research report, and it is quite inexpensive to do so, and therefore it is a brilliant way for humanity to share information in the scientific endeavor. Still, time is of the essence and with more data and research material to go through it takes time, and time is critical as we have many challenges to solve in our society and civilization, that is if humanity is to succeed long-term.
Okay so let’s talk about something that’s been irking me with regard to online research papers. One thing I find fascinating is all of the fluff put into research papers, thesis, and dissertations. I am speaking about things like me acknowledgment section, where the preparer spends a good 1 1/2 to 2 pages thanking everyone under the sun, their academic institution, and everyone else.
Besides that, we know that the acknowledgment section is really put forth to maintain an academic elite club, one which may not be deserved on the far out niche of that science tree, we don’t need any more "leaf masters" as one of my research friends likes to call them. Please consider all this and think on it.