Well, I'm not sure about the osmosis - but certainly reading info from good cooks and chefs is a way of improving your skills, that's for sure!
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You definitely become a better "anything" when you regularly spend time with people who are already better at the subject at hand than yourself. Like Ish said ask questions, share some reviews, wikis etc and learn from others.