I would never argue that scientists aren't above temptation-- "the will to truth is the will to power"; but I am tempted to show this article to my undergrads as how to NOT incorporate evidence into a post. Were Dr. Seas here, I think she would say something about enthymeme. I will just say that I do not think many of those quotes necessarily indicate what they are framed to indicate, nor are they so self-evident that they do not require explication. But, hey, that's the power of rhetoric, it constructs a vision even when the bad guys (people I don't like) use it.
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