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In the article 'Evaluating public communication of science and technology: The case of the Ebola virus' the author found that religious institutions and actors could play three kinds or role in relation to scientific advice to contain the spread of disease:

To encouraged the rejection of science
To give conflicting messages which leads to 'cognitive polyphasia' (the coexistence of different forms of knowing)
To accept scientific information and work to diffuse this more widely

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Belief; Communication; Ebola; Leaders; Media; Public Religious

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