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A poem to my teenager

You make it hard to love you

when you yell and shout.

You make it hard to love you

when you stomp about.

You make it hard to love you

when you fight me at every turn.

You make it hard to love you

when I am just trying to…

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I saw this a lot as an editor and now as a scientific consultant. Senior scientists convey the message "show me these results" rather than "investigate if x does y or if x and y happen." The point of research is not to provide support for a pre-existing model but…

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