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delusional: characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder.

denial: failure to acknowledge an unacceptable truth or emotion or to admit it into consciousness, used as a defense mechanism.

Delusion is being out of touch with reality, denial is refusing to accept reality.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Nov 19th, 2017 at 10:26:48 PM EST
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idiosyncratic beliefs:unacceptable truth
mental disorder:defense mechanism
out of touch with reality:refusing to accept reality
+ the mother of them all +
cognition:reasoning

All "facts" dancing on the head of a pin called "autonomic nervous system" or "involuntary functions" or "unconscious reflexes" which inexplicably and often omits examination of the organ, brain, save or create PROFESSIONAL jobs.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Nov 20th, 2017 at 05:22:45 PM EST
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bathos

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I awoke this morning to an SMS from my daughter requesting explanation of the critique she received from her English instructor. The instructor's marginal comments (marginalia) identified the following errors in her exposition on the topic of socialization, dramatized by the novel The Bluest Eye: "reductive," not "centrifugal", "expand". The word limit for the assignment, including subject matter citations, was set at 800.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Nov 20th, 2017 at 06:08:43 PM EST
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