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Does Scientific Language Come Across as Wishy-Washy?

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April 16, 2015

Does Scientific Language Come Across as Wishy-Washy?

In HIV and ID Observations, Dr. Paul Sax discusses his audio interview with “medical detective” Seth Mnookin.

Dr. Paul Sax recently interviewed author Seth Mnookin about his book on the vaccine-autism controversy. In his latest HIV and ID Observations blog post, he highlights a discussion from the podcast about how language conveys information on health and science. The post includes links to the interview and transcript, as well as a recipe for milk toast!

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Brian Mahood MA MB MRCP FRACP Physician, Pulmonary Medicine, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

It just demonstrates that how one interpretes the/any information presented to you is almost predetermined by ones' personal bias and in particular the way in which the emphasis that the people around you, lay or professional, have themselves been taught to 'consider' the data which is in dispute.

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