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Posted: 2009/10/08 in Concept

Wikipedia describes Cognitive Dissonance as:

an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously.

Cognitive:

pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.

Dissident:

One who differs in sentiment or opinion, esp. from the majority

Cognitive Dissidents:

Those of us who sense a tension and growing disconnect between conventional wisdom and reality – and have the courage to challenge the majority with rational, critical discussion, debate and dialectic toward a more aligned, enlightened, and comprehensive understanding.

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