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Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature
05-09-2019, 12:54 PM (This post was last modified: 05-09-2019 12:57 PM by Archilog.)
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RE: Plummeting insect numbers threaten collapse of nature
(05-09-2019 05:13 AM)Dan Wrote:  
(05-08-2019 12:46 AM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  I'm surprised you're surprised. It's a serious topic, as serious as it gets. Try lightening the mood at a funeral by cracking some jokes, and see how well that goes over.

Now that is funny!

Unfortunately, even a report that took three years to compile by experts in their field and draws on 15,000 reference materials will just be dismissed by some. I never could understand that kind of thinking, if you can call it that. I guess that's one reason why the world is in this situation, and why I'm afraid things will just get worse.

You are totally right, Dan. It's a common psychological phenomenon called DENIAL.

Quote:There's [a] meaning of 'Denial' in psychoanalytic theory, where it is a psychological defense we all use at times to reduce our anxiety when it feels particularly disturbing.

[...] There is a peculiar type of 'Denial' we are witnessing nowadays, whereby seemingly intelligent and sane adults vehemently deny truths despite a body of irrefutable data.

This Denial is akin to Stephen Colbert’s “Truthiness,” in that these deniers adamantly refuse to accept verified scientific facts because they get in the way of their own rigid ideas.

Psychology Today, Dec, 08 2015

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