[LMB] Death demon now reader response
proto at panix.com
Sat Jul 24 13:36:56 BST 2021
> On Jul 24, 2021, at 6:28 AM, Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> The invaluable TV Tropes has a whole section called "Did Not Do The Research." Historical novelists are frequent offenders.
There is also, “Did the research, but my idea makes a better story.”. Or even, historical
accuracy costs too much for flicks.
Better to treat historical fiction as alternative time lines, or a branch of SF.
It is wrong, always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.” —W. K. Clifford (1845–1879), “The Ethics” My take is belief should be proportional to the evidence.
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