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zephyrianr comments on Fictional Bias - Less Wrong

1 Post author: thomblake 02 April 2012 02:10AM

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Comment author: zephyrianr 05 April 2012 05:34:22PM 1 point [-]

I expect that this 'bias' probably DOES have a real effect on people's thoughts and opinions, admittedly not as strong of one as in the 'evidence' provided by the article. Perhaps not for drugs, because fictional drugs tend to be bad instead of good in my experience and I don't think anybody names real drugs after fictional ones.
However, being named after a character in a popular work of fiction probably could change others' first impressions of you.

Comment author: PrometheanFaun 09 April 2012 09:23:33PM 3 points [-]

and I don't think anybody names real drugs after fictional ones.

A terrible 'marijuana substitute' is broadly marketed under the name "spice". [ D:< How dare they! ]