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A defense mechanism operating unconsciously, in which the individual attempts to justify or make consciously tolerable, by plausible means, feelings, behaviour, and motives that would otherwise be intolerable.

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Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.

... Cause and effect here are not so obvious. Can you provide more specifics in terms of scientific experimentation rather than hypothetical rationalization of existing phenomena?

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by JorgeLobo
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.
Replies: 9
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Why I believe in Creation

No, please don't. You have your rationalization, I do not care. The previous poster said that the Bible is perfect and that if it wasn't so her faith would not be held.Well I took the first link on Google listing imperfections, contradictions ...

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by canalon
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why I believe in Creation
Replies: 22
Views: 23027

Re: whales

... saltation or designers necessary... Some more arguments of ignorance are made, which I won't bother to respond to (both can be answered with a rationalization similar to what I just mentioned) but in regards to what you said at least I can agree that whales/dolphins are really amazing animals!

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by Chroma
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: whales
Replies: 23
Views: 20595

Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

The basic thesis seems to be: "I don't like the implications of evolutionary psychology, so it's wrong." But the rest is pure rationalization. As the saying goes, there's no there there. It's not that you're necessarily wrong, but your logic is tortured, your data cherry-picked, ...

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by Darby
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation
Replies: 5
Views: 36364

Origin of life

... million plants and animals. That is not predicted by evolution. The illusion that the evidence points to Darwinism is only because of 150 years of rationalization of the facts. Why do transitional species have to be living? What's wrong with them being extinct? That seems quite probable, considering ...

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by alextemplet
Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
Replies: 236
Views: 117343
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