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psychology, the mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses.

what a dangerous process when the already possessed ideas are, for instance, wrong and the assimilation serves to pseudo-support them further rather than correct them. take, creationism, or as it's now known pseudo-euphemistically, intelligent design. the "psychology" here astonishes.

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