“… if you’re stupid enough to be biased against SF you will read SF stupidly…”

An insightful quote from Chris Gavaler on theguardian.com :

Prometheus~Hypersleep Pod~Torbay 2015

 

“… when readers who are biased against SF read the word ‘airlock’, their negative assumptions kick in – ‘Oh, it’s that kind of story’ – and they begin reading poorly. So, no, SF doesn’t really make you stupid. It’s more that if you’re stupid enough to be biased against SF you will read SF stupidly.”

Full article at https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/23/science-fiction-triggers-poorer-reading-study-finds

Image of hypersleep pod from the film Prometheus (c) Lee Russell, taken at Torbay exhibition, 2015

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