One of the crucial tasks of a research scientist is reporting and communicating about his work. This is vital for cutting edge research; it is crucial to gain insights from other experts, to get a discussion going, to improve, to be able to get some funding, to convince other colleagues that your research is good. Imagine that communication is not there. Then you will immediately appreciate its importance. There would be a lot of individuals all having a single piece of the puzzle in their hands, but nobody seeing the complete picture.