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Can Rhetorical Momentum Influence Agreement in Science?
The Scientist
  • Carol Reeves, Butler University
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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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Carol Reeves. "Can Rhetorical Momentum Influence Agreement in Science?" The Scientist (2003)
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