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

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 14:13:50 UTC 2020

James Joyce's wife asked him: "Why don't you write books that people want
to read?"     bill w

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 8:40 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> 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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