Why do you suppose...

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Why do you suppose...
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Sun, 03-01-2009 - 2:03am

Okay, I looked up two websites. I purposely looked for a very provax (ie. govt) and a very antivax (or as the provax like to call it "conspiracy theory"). I found it interesting and a little funny that the provax site read like it was written for 3rd graders while the antivax site stayed very technical and scientific in terms in regards to the ingredients in vaccines. I have my theories on why this is but wanted to see what others thought. Here are the two sites:

pro:
http://www.cispimmunize.org/pro/pdf/Vaccineingredients.pdf

anti:
http://www.informedchoice.info/cocktail.html
and
http://www.knowvaccines.com/vaccineingredients.htm

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Sun, 03-01-2009 - 10:29am

Well, I assume the pro-vax argument wants to reach as broad an audience as possible, hence the simple language. This probably works against them if the reader is educated, because people who are educated can be offended by the implication that they can't understand technical language.

I'm not sure why the anti-vax sites go with the big words.

http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress