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Mon Dec 18 10:47:03 GMT 2006
Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
> *** Here, I think, you have run up against a social convention of the
> admittedly rather Aspergerish (spelling?) science fiction fandom;
> correction of fact as a sort of game or sport, applauded by both
> players and observers like a good serve or volley in tennis. The
> victim is not expected to be daunted or embarrassed; they're expected
> to be *interested*, and maybe excited because they've found someone
> else who's interested, too. It's a form of making conversation.
> Elise Matthesen's sister, who is some kind of psychologist, <snip>
> speculated it might be an unintended side-effect of early and
> precocious reading.
My, my... One should never underestimate the power of reading!
Especially on young, easily impressed minds ;-)
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