From birth we use language as our primary communication method and throughout life we hone this skill. We are adept at speech and language; however, we input data and requests into technology via typing into a screen or using a keyboard.
For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It's time for a new paradigm.
Luzius MeisserI don’t mind reading long articles if they have a high information density. But I do not want to read lengthy descriptions of individuals. That does notSee more add any value. In fact, it destroys value by diluting the actual information and by giving the whole article a less serious, tabloid style. There’s a good reason real scientific articles start with an abstract that summarizes the whole. Not providing an abstract is just a signal that the author does not value the time of her readers and that the article is more about infotainment than actual knowledge.
JehuI fully support brevity, if it is strengthened by density and accuracy. Regardless of the time it takes the reader to go through the article (not implyingSee more, of course, that it's not important), excessive length is usually a symptom of lack of clarity and delivery strategy, and is certainly not the best way to convey the inherent complexity of the/any subject.