Can Rhetorical Momentum Influence Agreement in Science?
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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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Reeves, Carol, "Can Rhetorical Momentum Influence Agreement in Science?" The Scientist / (2003): -.
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