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SCIENCE PAPER JARGON (AND THEIR REAL MEANINGS)
"It has long been known..."
(I haven't bothered to look up the reference.)
"It is believed..."
"It is generally believed..."
(A couple of other guys think so too.)
"It is not unreasonable to assume..."
(If you believe this, you'll believe anything.)
"Of great theoretical importance..."
(I find it kind of interesting.)
"Of great practical importance..."
(I can get some mileage out of it.)
"Typical results are shown."
(The best results are shown.)
"Three samples were chosen for further study."
(The others didn't make sense, so we ignored them.)
"It might be argued that..."
(I have such a good answer for this objection that I shall now raise it.)
"These investigations proved highly rewarding."
(My grant is going to be renewed.)