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Ideology in the ascendant

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3802 (Published 14 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3802

Beware of Ideologies

Ideology is a fancy term for someone’s theory. Somehow, words sound more
impressive when they have more syllables. But before we subscribe to fancy
theories, we should reduce them to plain, simple language, and see if they
really
make sense. Sometimes, complexity conceals perplexity.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

01 August 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA