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The Chinese Invasion of America has Already Begun
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RE: The Chinese Invasion of America has Already Begun
That's an impressive example of Apophenia:

Quote:Apophenia is the tendency to mistakenly perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things. The term was coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia. He defined it as "unmotivated seeing of connections accompanied by a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness".

Apophenia has come to imply a universal human tendency to seek patterns in random information.

"Agenticity"
In The Believing Brain (2011), Shermer wrote that humans have "the tendency to infuse patterns with meaning, intention, and agency", which he called "agenticity".
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