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Unformatted text preview: about “The Science Wars” and “The Mammogram War” and it’s because of the imagery. We picture defeating breast cancer and furthering our scientific knowledge. Furthermore, Tannen asserts continuing to think of our lives as battles leads us to structure many different human ideas and interactions as a fight between two sides, but I don’t believe this is a bad thing. Making everything a battle or an argument is like Tannen said how we progress and think as humans. This progressive thinking, whether it be defeating cancer, or defeating an opponent in battle, or a debate is what encourages people to continue struggling for the things they deem important. I believe this is incredibly valuable and is what allows us to progress with new ideas and perspectives, not only as individuals, but in specific communities and, more so even as a race....
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- Spring '08
- Deborah Tannen