Title

Can Rhetorical Momentum Influence Agreement in Science?

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

1-13-2003

Publication Title

The Scientist

Additional Publication URL

http://www.the-scientist.com

Abstract

We have all witnessed the rhetorical impact of language in popular culture. Certain terms may serve ideological goals but mislead us about the reality they signify. How about scientific language? Does a particular terminology help shape agreement even when it is misleading or seems theoretically neutral? Let's take one example: the prion.

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