Medicine as a metaphor for the police
Our intelligence, confused by the metaphors, can reason that it is easier to find and control offenders microbes.
In other items (1) I mentioned something about the benefits and contraindications of metaphors.
Briefly, these comparisons allow us to facilitate understanding of new knowledge, with reference to those already known, but it turns out that our tendency to simplify everything leads us to believe that what we compare saying " it looks like this again known as ' results plenty of brains to understand that "this again is iDENTICAL to this already known".
One of the most popular metaphors - comparisons is to understand that medicine is the science that fighting our illnesses, therefore, to understand better, we think that "Medicine is an army of people fighting against microbes".
Until here, everything is very reasonable, didactic, wonderfully understandable. With this teaching technique hardly anyone will not understand what is the medicine as long as you know that armies are public employees responsible for defending the country from attack or institutions destabilizing sovereignty violators.
In almost any head develops an interesting reflection: If military public employees effectively fight germs that are so small, why, then, police public employees are not able to fight the massive criminals?
Reflection continues: If doctors can see, attack and fight enemies microscopic, police can not you see, attack and fight enemies more visible? To make matters worse, it is said that microbes attack us for millions, but criminals do not attack us by the millions, are relatively few.
These reflections, which is never spoken, encourage a sense of insecurity, while Medicine receives more approval, customers and money.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): La medicina como metáfora de la policía.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.064)