- Nov 25, 2007
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Now I'm an extreme example for sure, but most people need some amount of fantasy to stay sane.
If you're saying that lack of fantasy would make apparently sane persons go postal and do more kills than those who are already influenced by it, then I'm starting to get the point :lol:
This is something different than what Thorsten states - he is absolutely sure that there's no correlation between exposure to input and output. Where's the doubt here by the way?Yes. That's why you don't let the input get one-sided. Being well familiar with the concept of fiction is a great protection against falling victim to propaganda.
If we can't get out of reality and make stuff up every once in a while, we start to go crazy.
Generally people who want to make others think a certain way tend to sacrifice the science based on the notion that the ends justifies the means - like I argue Dawkins does in his book, and like you do here by trying to use anecdotal evidence to make a point which can't be made with real evidence.
I'm sorry, but a claim that magic depicted in fiction widely encourages belief in magic in reality is bollocks and not backed up by any science - and you know it. It's actually much more akin to voodoo - you do a depiction of something, and it somehow affects reality equally well.
So if you're absolutely sure that that there's no correlation, it would be 100% safe to perform the following experiment: I'd lock you in a room without windows for exactly the same number of years as you've lived and I'd feed you with fiction 24/7 and afterwards we'd check how you behave outside. If you want to increase statistical significance we could prepare such rooms for your family and friends. You know best how to convince them that the experiment is safe.
Whether it is particularly useful or constructive to bring your general dislike of fiction into any thread dealing with fiction is another matter... After all, people who do not like Orbiter for instance can just stay away from this forum - they don't have to register here to let everyone know they don't like it :lol:
It's exactly as useful as you crippling my and Keith's Orbiter projects, so let's make it clear: you're not welcome in my threads either.
[EDIT] and at least our project had to do something with Orbiter.