Opinion: Use of buzzwords in opinion pieces is based on emotion, says Norwood resident
To the Editor:
Hello to people who contribute to the opinion section of this website/newspaper. I feel the need to preface this by pointing out that “science” is not a set of beliefs; but requires public debate to get the best possible perspective of any given topic.To use buzzwords like “misinformation” or “conspiracy theorist” or any other label made for people you don’t agree with is the most “anti-science” thing imaginable. If you use buzzwords and labels like this without actually contributing to the conversation the person you don’t agree with started, you may as well admit your response is based in emotion and not in logic or a desire to inform the public.
This is a perfect example of “double speak” which is a concept brought to us in the wake of Orwell’s 1984. I love public debate on serious issues, but people who use rhetoric like that are clearly only concerned with censoring those who you automatically deem “the other” without even attempting to understand the perspective they’re bringing to the table of this debate.
This issue isn’t just “anti-science” it’s anti-American.