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There are a lot of jerks in the science fiction community. I don't think I'm throwing open any windows to say that. I don't know whether it's a field that attracts jerks (the self-labeling "elite"); I'm inclined to believe it's more a matter of exposure. When you predict the future, you show the inside of your heart.

Nevertheless, it makes me angrier when science fiction writers are stupid than when the general population is stupid. I hold us to a higher standard, because come on.

I'm patting myself on the back real hard today because I told an extremely self-satisfied luddite he's saying idiot things, but did not say "you're so self-righteous you might as well be an antivaxxer."

Patting real hard.

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Date: 2014-03-19 04:05 am (UTC)
sovay: (Morell: quizzical)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Nevertheless, it makes me angrier when science fiction writers are stupid than when the general population is stupid. I hold us to a higher standard, because come on.

Did something else high-profile happen that I haven't heard about yet?

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Date: 2014-03-20 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sovay
In other words, nothing but the usual bullshit.

Still sucks when it happens, especially if it's the usual. Unusual bullshit at least makes a change.

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Date: 2014-03-26 11:12 pm (UTC)
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That novella I just completed? All about Our Hero, the Vaccine. Put slightly more subtly, but still. I was so fed up with a recent Facebook vaxxy thing that the story changed from Evil Overlords to Evil Fungi and Stupid People Who Don't Trust Medical Authority. lol

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