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Another reason why papers are often hard to read is because the authors have usually just figured out the result and don't have much hindsight or time to digest what they did. When you write a paper, you are usually presenting a new idea that you have just developed. Usually, you spend some effort simplifying the idea to make it easier to write up, but in ...


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As already said, it is very difficult due to time, background, money and discipline. Generally, if you are able to make a contribution to the field, in principle you would get a PhD and could work as an academic. However, I do not doubt that an amateur could make contributions to the area, but I think that in the case of contribution it would be generally ...


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