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I wonder if this trope could be expanded to include a character's wild guess as well.
This trope does not applies for Brave New World/Aldous Huxley (real life example), in my opinion. For two reasons:
1. He wasn't lying; he was using it as a plot device, to justify why lower classes got retarded. Using alcohol would have far more impact than using another less common substance, since drinking alcohol was [and still is] the social norm for most civilizations;
2. His choice could be based in real Biology knowledge, some kind of guesstimate: "well, I need to put some substance in the novel, I'll pick the one I think it's more probable of doing fetus brain damage". Huxley wanted to be a Biologist, the blindness stopped him from being one.
Should we maintain like it is, delete the example or add some kind of note?
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How well does it match the trope?