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Jan 23rd 2016 at 5:00:17 AM •••

I wonder if this trope could be expanded to include a character's wild guess as well.

Jul 29th 2012 at 3:16:26 PM •••

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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