In an earlier post I wrote about one of my favorite published responses of all time. Part two of this series on geohumor, or peer reviewed and published humor more broadly, comes from a 1974 paper in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The greatness in this piece is in the abstract, a one word answer to the question posed in the title. Probably easiest for me to just show it.
Writing papers that have titles posed as questions isn’t the most common thing, but perhaps it should be. It makes writing the abstract potentially very simple.