The Law: The art of avoiding justice by quoting precedent.
Academic career: Begging.
Undergraduate research: An attitude survey of fellow students added to paragraphs culled from the first page of a Google search.
Literature review: A form of purgatory to expunge original thought.
Learned paper: Something written to avoid original thought by citing references.
Conclusion: More research (and funding) is needed.
Peer review: Disparagement for clarity and praise for obscurity.