Blog Posts - Dissonance



Blue Was The Sky - or, Ballad of the Dissonant Mind

I was standing on the street. All alone. The streets were empty. For the moment anyway, traffic was non-existent.A man came up to me and said."Sky, it's purple."I looked up at the sky. It was the clearest blue I had ever seen. Not a cloud in the sky.
by Murdockinations on Aug 4, 2016

Spatial Disorientation and Cognitive Dissonance

There are things in life where we are convinced we are right about them. We divine the reasons for them as 100% correct in how we view them. And yet, we are completely wrong.There are various theories about these things. But the one I'm referring to...
by Murdockinations on Mar 23, 2015

“Tighten Those Chin Straps, Folks, Because Here Comes A Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly (RUD)”

“Tighten Those Chin Straps, Folks, Because Here Comes A Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly (RUD)”by Cognitive Dissonance"Plenty has already been written about the insanity of attempting to rectify a global debt problem with even more debt. Or the...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jan 29, 2015

“Being Alone”

“Being Alone”by Cognitive Dissonance“The habitually blind are always so certain of their perfect vision they must gather in groups to recite their ignorance to each other in order to dispel the stench of denial. If I say it often enough, and th...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jan 28, 2015

“The Subtle Slavery of Obamacare: The Cattle Chute of Coerced Cooperation in the Collective Corruption”

“The Subtle Slavery of Obamacare: The Cattle Chute of Coerced Cooperation in the Collective Corruption”By Cognitive Dissonance“The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citi...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Dec 23, 2014

“9/11 – The Ultimate Litmus Test”

“9/11 – The Ultimate Litmus Test”by Cognitive Dissonance“Thirteen years ago the world changed; though it is only with the benefit of perspective may we clearly see the extent and duration of that change. But change it did and remarkably so af...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Sep 11, 2014

“(Conditioned) Human Nature Within the Insane Asylum”

“(Conditioned) Human Nature Within the Insane Asylum”By Cognitive Dissonance"I wish I had a silver dollar for every time I’ve heard the phrase “It is human nature…” or some such derivative or derivation. Alan Greenspan recently popped to...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 11, 2014

“Original Sin”

“Original Sin”By Cognitive Dissonance“They are everywhere and mostly unrecognized, paths we have taken and routes we have abandoned. Some are emotional and physical, some moral, some mental. Most are of little consequence to us, or to the world...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on May 19, 2014

“Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy: We Eat What We Sow"

“Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy”Chapter Two of Three – “We Eat What We Sow”An Old Fashioned Rant By Cognitive Dissonance“I’ve written before about unspoken and unacknowledged collective understandings, where...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 21, 2014

"Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy: Benevolent Self-Deception”

"Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy:Benevolent Self-Deception”Chapter One of Three, An Old Fashioned RantBy Cognitive Dissonance“Too often we divide the world into black and white hats on good and bad people, or left and r...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 21, 2014

“Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy: We Are What We Eat”

“Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy”Chapter Three of Three: “We Are What We Eat”An Old Fashioned Rant By Cognitive Dissonance“Something that has been understood for thousands of years, and only recently conveniently...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 21, 2014

“Benevolent Self-Deception: Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy”

“Benevolent Self-Deception: Enlightened Self Interest and Financial Industry Hypocrisy”Chapter One of Three, An Old Fashioned RantBy Cognitive Dissonance“Too often we divide the world into black and white hats on good and bad people, or le...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Apr 15, 2014

Working with TRICKS OF THE MIND

Cognitive illusions, when you see, hear something and the brain think different and vice versa. Our System 1 (automatic) almost always trumps our System 2 (logics). Basically our brains are lazy. They don’t want to work hard. How to work, understa...
by bCRAZER on Mar 18, 2014

“Question Everything, Believe Nothing”

“Question Everything, Believe Nothing”Chapter One: Suspending DisbeliefBy Cognitive Dissonance“Where are the outer boundaries of our mental box, that comforting space where we ‘believe’ the uniquely individual ‘me’ can be found? What is...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 6, 2014

“The Santa Claus Lie – A Gateway Drug to Collective (Self) Deception”

“The Santa Claus Lie – A Gateway Drug to Collective (Self) Deception”By Cognitive Dissonance“I spend what some might imagine is an inordinate amount of time thinking about lies and self deception. But from my point of view it is a fundam...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jan 3, 2014

Nathalie Tincher: Former Mormon Doctrine Teacher

Filed under: Ex-Mormon Stories Tagged: Atheism, Chastity, Cognitive Dissonance, Deconversion, Disillusionment, Ex-Mormons, Gospel Doctrine, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Licked Cupcake, Marriage, Milk Before Meat, Mormon Doctrine, Mormon Men, Mormon Wome...
by Bugging Mo's on Mar 23, 2013

Exiting Mormonism 11: Prophets

Filed under: Prophets, Seers & Revelators Tagged: Accountability, Brigham Young, Cognitive Dissonance, Ex-Mormon, False Prophecies, Joseph Fielding Smith, Mormon Prophets, Mormonism, Mouthpiece of God, Teachings...
by Bugging Mo's on Feb 12, 2013

Cognitive Dissonance. The art of ignoring what we don’t want to know.

The human race is supposed to be rational. The human race is supposed to look at all the available information and make decisions based on rational analysis. That just does not happen. What really happens is that we live by paradigms. A paradigm is...
by Free Articles Directory on Dec 30, 2012

Libertarians and engineers should embrace industrial climate disruption, not deny it

Libertarians and engineers should both engage and work to address industrial climate disruption instead of fleeing to the illusory safety of science denial.
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 27, 2012

Climate disruption denial: a natural by-product of libertarian values

Libertarians who feel that their personal liberty is threatened by industrial climate disruption are more susceptible than most to confirmation bias and motivated reasoning. That's why so many libertarians deny the reality of industrial climate disr...
by Scholars & Rogues on Dec 20, 2012


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