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Speaking in Chicago, 2019.

How to Talk About Contentious Issues in Science

One Australian researcher got it

Mitch Horowitz
Oct 28, 2020 · 6 min read
A 2020 presentation to the Altadena, CA, Public Library

In medicine we no longer expect to find a single cause for a disease; rather we expect to find a multiplicity of factors, organic and psychological. It is not suggested that psychological reactions, either psychosomatic or hysterical, are a direct cause of cancer. But it seems likely that reactions resembling those of psychosomatic illness and conversion hysteria operate as causes of cancer, more so in some cases than in others, and that they operate in conjunction with the known chemical, viral, and radiational causes of the disease.

This is, to me, the kind of voice our society needs to cultivate generally—in politics, spirituality, and medicine. It is the voice that sustains a question, which is the vantage point from which all new understanding is gained.

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Mitch Horowitz

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"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China

Digital Diplomacy

Technology, digital, and innovation, at the intersection with government and foreign policy

Mitch Horowitz

Written by

"Treats esoteric ideas & movements with an even-handed intellectual studiousness"-Washington Post | PEN Award-winning historian | Censored in China

Digital Diplomacy

Technology, digital, and innovation, at the intersection with government and foreign policy

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