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The magical thinking of guys who love logic | The Outline
We live in a world of cults and reactionary counter-cults.

"A similar line of thinking can be seen in the New Atheist movement, which grew out of a reaction to the dominance of the Christian right during the George W. Bush era, as well as post-9/11 fears of Islamic fundamentalism. "

"Say the magic words enough times, and the spell will be cast over your audience."
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14 hours ago by Nachimir
Why the c-word is the foulest in the English language
"I understand exactly why Michael Caine wanted his producers to take the c-word out of King Of Thieves, even if it was true to the effing-and-blinding hardcase he was playing.… A gentleman never unintentionally gives offence."
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yesterday by ahall
Fabula and syuzhet - Wikipedia
Fabula (Russian: фабула, IPA: [ˈfabʊlə]) and syuzhet[1] (Russian: сюжет, IPA: [sʲʊˈʐɛt] (About this soundlisten)) are terms originating in Russian formalism and employed in narratology that describe narrative construction. Syuzhet is an employment of narrative and fabula is the chronological order of the events contained in the story.
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yesterday by zryb
Power Thesaurus
Power Thesaurus is a free, fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus for writers.
words  thesaurus  dictionary  writing  tools  reference  English  language  2019 
2 days ago by dchesters
Pareidolia - Wikipedia
Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer, such as interpreting marks on Mars as canals, seeing shapes in clouds, or hearing hidden messages in music.
patterns  words 
4 days ago by zryb
Apophenia - Wikipedia
Apophenia (/æpoʊˈfiːniə/) is the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things.[1]
patterns  words 
4 days ago by zryb
Color Glossary - www.xrite.com
Color Glossary - Our color management glossary contains over 1,000 color-related terms to help you better understand how color affects you and your workflow.
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