I've recently noticed a spate of answers submitted that are chock full of block quotes. Now, I think it's a very admirable quality and mark of how seriously this community is taking its mission that it feels that important points need be referenced, but to be honest with you, when my eyes come across a vast chunk of text that requires me to parse content its written in the obscuring language of scientific discourse, my eyes just glaze over, and I find myself skipping the meat of the post and coming away with little. These answers are mitigating one of the great strengths of the Q/A format here on StackExchange: That you can get your answers addressed to you at your skill level, in conversational language. There are "answers" to be found all over the Internet, but little understanding.
I suspect this is coming from what I foresaw to a possible problem for a Skepticism Stack Exchange, in that for many different questions most users will not be familiar with the jargon and language of the topic they're investigating. E.g., a physics student on Physics SE will be able to post sensibly using jargony terms like "D-Brane" and "Kaluza-Klein theory", but here, users will be continually stumbling into fields whose ontology and vocabulary they are unfamiliar with. Thus comes the understandable tendency to block-quote because it's tough to translate a field is one unfamiliar with. It's a kind of laziness, unfortunately.
My suggestion to this community? Specialization. Choose questions to answer that you have studied at length beforehand, whose language you at least partially familiar with, and don't go undertaking research to answer every single disparate question that comes your way. Can you explain your answer and the jargony terms in it to a sixth-grader in Simple English? If not, you probably shouldn't be answering that question. If that sounds like a recipe for slower growth for this site, it is, but the converse, and ultimately worse result is unsatisfied questioners and thus an unengaged community. It's best to translate block quotes to something written in your words.