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Validity of malaria models : need for a less circular, more secular, argument

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Andrew Taylor-Robinson
Reading the authoritative review by Stephens et al. [1], on how study of Plasmodium chabaudi has furthered our knowledge of the many facets of malaria infection, brought to mind how secular societies endeavour to separate religion from politics. In my opinion, an analogy may be drawn between acceptance of malaria models and religious belief in that both have a basis in fact but lack the empirical evidence required for unequivocal substantiation. Therefore, recognition of either demands a leap of faith due to the paradoxes that exist. I shall explain.

History

Volume

28

Issue

7

Start Page

259

End Page

260

Number of Pages

2

ISSN

1471-4922

Publisher

Cell Press

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Leeds;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Trends in parasitology.