Accommodating science the rhetorical life of scientific facts
Experts such as Roberts base their life work on the careful collection of data that has the potential to impact the scientific, and later the civil communities.
In his paper “Jokulhlaups: A Reassessment of Floodwater Flow Through Glaciers,” Roberts introduces the problem that “in glaciated catchments, glacier-generated floods put human activity at risk with large, sporadic jokulhlaups accounting for most flood-related fatalities and damage to infrastructure” (1).
An interesting example of a topic on which scientists have written influential papers is the study of volcanically activated glacial floods.
In order for the public to accept, understand and agree with an intricate theory presented by a scientist, the initial evidence has to be interpreted and then transformed into something meaningful.Acceptance is the first step in making scientific innovation useful.Thus, if an invention or discovery is not presented clearly, then it has no chance at serving a purpose in the future.Each group has a different persuasive purpose and caters to a vastly different audience.In order to relay information accurately from their sources to their readers, these groups employ appropriate modes of rhetoric in their writing.