An exploration of the rhetorical roots of the 60’s SF New Wave dystopian overpopulation fiction. The rhetoric clearly also informs Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd, a book I cherish yet.

The article is critical of the rhetorical frame the behavioral scientist used to present the results, quite justifiably so.

I would point out that I have structured my life such that it minimizes social interaction and have no interest in reproduction. Despite concurring that the rhetorical frame of these results is clearly biased and therefore absolutely skews interpretation thereof, it reflects many things I believe. That’s not science, it is art.