When scientists talk about the effects of chemicals in your body dosage is always part of the conversation. 

Dosage requires nuance and specificity, as “a lot” is too ambiguous. With some compounds, like those found in foxglove, the difference of .125 grams can push digitalis from safe usage into a poison that can kill someone. 

It’s obvious that nuance is needed when prescribing medicine, so why is it less obvious when we tackle issues that have equally potential for disaster like communication?

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