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Delusion of control

Delusion of control

delusion of being controlled, a delusion in which one experiences one's feelings, impulses, thoughts, or actions as not one's own, but as being imposed on by some external force.

Synonym: delusion of passivity.


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Re: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

... that it also gives us the feeling of purpose, because we think we're in control and thus makes us try harder and do better in the grand competition that is life. When everything is determined and predictable, why is the delusion needed to make us try harder? Is it possible to gain in better situation ...

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by mnatashgaran
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Re: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?

To determinists: What's the benefit of free will delusion in human evolution? Doesn't determinism peril morality? Perhaps the delusion ... that it also gives us the feeling of purpose, because we think we're in control and thus makes us try harder and do better in the grand competition that ...

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by biohazard
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:08 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
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Re: Parthenogenesis(ZW) – CREATION of birds

... is incorrect: you seem to imply that when you say “mutation theory (delusion)”, but I can’t be certain. It may be that you hold mutation theory ... In the case of the latter it seems as if you are contrasting the control or existence of sexual reproduction as a collection of genes as distinct ...

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by blcr11
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Parthenogenesis(ZW) – CREATION of birds
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The Fiber Disease

... the heads of people who claim to have it -- a condition called delusions of parasitosis. "As a result, patients are convinced that ... the internet," Smith said. Just last month the Centers for Disease Control and prevention took the first steps to investigate morgellons. They ...

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by RANDY
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... The National Institute of Mental Health and see how many new cases of “delusional parasitosis”: they are getting; many people with this disease ... the organisms being used and created for use in agriculture, in insect control and the textile industry, to name a few, are not able to not only ...

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by 1arrow
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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