Virtual Paradox: Definition and The Choice Case

“A virtual paradox is an illusion of paradox.  In the case of plans of choosing and options, the absence of requirement for these elements in an act of choosing is due to their embodiment in neiphynormal constructs as opposed to constructs of the intellect.”
– Dr. Michael Bisconti

Human Choice and Healthy Innate Cognitive Dissonance

“Human beings experience the healthy, innate cognitive dissonance arising from (1) the fact that one must have plans of choosing and options in order to be able to choose and (2) the fact that one does not have to have plans of choosing and options in order to be able to choose.  This cognitive dissonance normally cannot be removed except through one or more delusions, which can have negative consequences.  It can be removed through training in pneumiatry but, since it is harmless, people normally just learn to live with it.”
– Dr. Michael Bisconti