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An abstract is to summarize the results of research not to tease the reader. That's why I flagged it.

Yeah, feels like the editors dropped the ball on that. Hopefully they'll fix it before the final version.

Anyway, here's a link: https://sci-hub.tw/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.09.004

thanks. was wondering how could something upvoted this high be behind a paywall without anyone asking for the paper itself. It's like people read the abstract and choose to discuss what they will.

I also couldn't be bothered to read on after that.

In some contexts the abstract has a bibliographic rather than reporting function. E.g 'is this paper relevant to my research', not what was the outcome of their research. I agree it is annoying when the abstract is only a tease to get you to look behind a paywall. However in defence and other contexts it is possible to have an unclassified abstract announcing but not summarising a piece of work whose results are classified.

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