Subject: Re: is Lisp used in text parsing and processing tasks?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 18 Nov 2002 02:16:46 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Pascal Costanza
| I think you are talking about cognitive dissonance.

  Well, cognitive dissonance is the effect of the cause I was talking about.
  When cognitive dissonance occurs, the default coping strategy is to reject
  rather than to think and analyze and embrace new input, but the key to the
  ability to learn is the ability to update a slot that had been filled by
  the first impression, or to internalize and integrate new and conflicting
  information.  Failure to do this will only produce repeated incidents of
  cognitive dissonance.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.