I'm putting this essay in this forum because as budding scientists, academicians, or even already established professionals, this issue has been a constant concern to me. I've seen way too many people misinterpret the writings of science, and made no effort in trying to understand the things they read. If you've been here long enough, you would inevitably have read some of my complaints that people misuse words and phrases in science. The word "theory" is a prime example, that people often denigrate something as "oh, that is just a theory, not a fact". It is one of the misconception in physics that http://physicsandphysicists.blogspot.com/2006/10/imagination-without-knowledge-is_16.html" [Broken], especially in regards to the recent battle between evolution and creationism. If you just have ONE essay to read, this would be http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/March07/Quinn/Quinn.html" [Broken]. Helen Quinn, who was a past president of the APS, has written almost exactly what I've been trying to get across all these years. I am so greatful and relieved that now, I have a very convenient link to refer to each time someone makes the same misunderstanding about not only words and phrases in physics, but also how physics works. However, at the same time, as professionals and scientists, we need to be aware of what and how we communicate about our ideas and profession. The general public do not have the same "inside information" that we do, and often understands what we say differently than what we intend. We continue to use phrases such as 'wave-particle' duality simply to illustrate things in ways that the public would understand, but we know that in QM, there is no such "duality" of the description. We don't switch gears when a quantum system exhibits wave-like or particle-like behavior. So our continual use of such phrase propages the wrong impression that even within the description we use, such duality exists. Please, please read this article. You WILL benefit from it no matter if you're a scientist, engineer, or just a layperson interested in science. Zz.