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Old 20th August 2013   #53 (permalink)
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Default Re: Scientific Nomenclature

While i understand where you are coming from and i sometimes do the same, i think itīs kind of sad xD and i try to avoid it if possible. I tend to look at simplifying things for non-hobbyists as a disservice to them, in a way, because itīs not like scientific nomenclature is so difficult that only academics could possibly understand it (which is clearly not the case as this forum proofs :P), so why "dumb it down"?
Also, people shoudnīt be afraid of learning something new. It may be taking it too far, i donīt know, but in some cases i think itīs yet another example of the general laziness and anti-intelectualism that pervades our culture. I fully admit that in other cases itīs simply a matter of practicality, but then iīd rather use both so that people can make the connection. Scientific nomenclature is not just useful, itīs beautiful! Everybody should have a chance to appreciate it
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