... [S]cientists seem peculiarly bad at comprehension of the written word (they have many other virtues to compensate)
That's from Philip Ball commenting on a reader's reaction to his recent article on the Large Hadron Collider. Ball is an editor at Nature. His columns appear regularly in several Nature publications (and in other places too!), and he parks some of them on his blog. He has also written quite a few books; check out his website!