Crimson opinion writer

Daniel L. Leonard

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With Space Travel, Fiction is More Exciting than Fact

I encourage my fellow space enthusiasts — I know there are many at Harvard — to be patient. If it takes 50 more years to reach another planet, that’s okay. In the meantime, we can always watch “Star Trek.”


Why is Academic Writing so Confusing?

If the purpose of academic writing is to clearly communicate one’s ideas and research to the reader, then writing that is difficult to understand is bad writing. Period.


Finding Purpose Through Nihilism

Because of the incommensurability of purpose and life and irreligiosity, I believe Harvard is already full of nihilists.