[ExI] Fan of Sci-Fi? Psychologists Have You in Their Sights

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 13:37:05 UTC 2020

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 11:20 PM John Grigg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*> "Psychology has often supported a dismissal of the genre. The most
> recent psychological accusation against science fiction is the “great
> fantasy migration hypothesis
> <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4651513/>.” *

This is nothing new, all non-fiction is some form of escapism, except for
stuff like James Joyces's Finnegans Wake that nobody reads unless they're
teaching a course on it or are a student in such a course and have to. So
if you're going to condemn Star Wars and Harry Potter then to be consistent
you should also condemn the Bible, the Quran and all religions.

John K Clark

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