Unformatted text preview: technicalities that many research papers tend to have. While narratives provide an easier presentation of ideas, the consequences of using such narratives sacrifice quality within Gladwell’s assertions. Narratives, while interesting, lack substantial evidence which are apparent in the second excerpt. In this section of the chapter, Gladwell presents the idea of an adaptive conscious, in which the human mind is able to undergo mass calculations without the individual being aware of it. While the experiment itself measures tangible factors such as blood pressure, sweat readings on one’s palms and other vitalities, there is no actual concrete data or statistics provided to increase the credibility of the evidence. Through narrative, one is able to catch the attention of the reader. But, the downfall of such tactic is that it gives off the impression that such concept may be just as fictional as the narration itself....
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- Spring '09
- Consciousness, Malcolm Gladwell, word choice Gladwell, Gladwell’s assertions