Comment on Is Language a Window into Human Nature?

gamma Thu, May 14, 2009
I wonder if anyone has concrete recommendations on the use passive voice in America/International English language. For example, automatic grammar check in Office 2007/2009 does not allow passive voice almost never. Wikipedia claims that passive voice is good and we should keep it and resist groups who say it's bad writing style. I think that scientific articles sound insane when it comes to passive voice, writing in third person, and all that formalism. Any advice perhaps?