Saturday, November 15, 2008

Myth Creation

This cartoon illustrates well myth generation and it is no different in stuttering research. Through subtle changes of findings, summarizing of findings, and discussing based on these derivates, the story changes. Whenever you hear any statement, try to follow it back to the roots and you will be shocked to see that in 99.99% of all cases it is far more complicated. The absolute climax in my life was when I asked a therapist on the source of a claim and she referred me to the British Stammering Association (BSA). And I suddenly realized that as a member and chair of the BSA research committee I/we were actually her source of something I never heard anyone in the committee claiming let alone believe in!

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