Lay’s essay talks about the fallacies involved in the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis–the notion that a language creates the reality for its users. It is available in Clarkesworld, an online magazine, at: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/lay_11_13/
We will use this short essay to talk about how many science fiction works fall into this fallacy. (It is almost as many as mess up time travel!) No Star Trek characters were harmed in the making of this link.