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I am starting to suspect that people on this thread are using 'fantasy' to mean 'science fiction', and are confusing that with the fairy tales that I was talking about. I love science fiction, and think it is wonderful for stimulating imaginative scientific ideas. Science thrives on imagination, the wilder the better. I was never talking about anything close to science fiction, in any case. I was talking about magic spells, turning princes into frogs and things like that. That is not science fiction, that is fairy tales. And I wasn't even coming out against fairy tales, only wondering what research might show about their effects on children.

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:42:00 UTC | #258844