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The belief that such regimes need only a small shock to cause their implosion is probably wishful thinking.
The name of the game is estimation and wishful thinking.
Adjuncts are often to blame for taking care of themselves poorly and/or for wishful thinking.
Evidence that exposes this bit of wishful thinking for what it is is news as well.
Wishful thinking as the old days are exactly that and students everywhere in the world are now using technology.
The idea behind the super-committee was pretty straightforward, if laced with wishful thinking.
So in a sense, it went from being a cynical story to being a movie about wishful thinking.
Here's our left-field, wishful thinking choice, and probably something that will never happen.
In the next few months, this wishful thinking proves to be a reasonable prediction.
That's simply wishful thinking for everyone but the largest museum or corporate icon.
It is wishful thinking at best to believe that the carving depicts a stegosaur.
At first the prediction struck me as wishful thinking.
Thus it is difficult to tell whether the rumors are based on fact or on wishful thinking.
If this aim is to go beyond wishful thinking, the monitoring must be based on a new and efficient system.
Perhaps wishful thinking that would happen, definitely wishful thinking they would ever try.
They promised to sift nuggets of truth from the slurry of received wisdom and wishful thinking that characterises much aid-talk.
Planning was a matter of wishful thinking, if not outright fantasy.
And both sets of plans are based on wishful thinking.
But wishful thinking based on a presumption of good intentions is no policy.
Behavioral economists consider an abiding faith in rationality to be wishful thinking.
But when it comes to rooting out guerrillas and insurgents, wishful thinking still tends to outweigh technological capabilities.
Integrated rural development may sound equitable and effective, but it can be wishful thinking.
But any notion that fees will decline in line with ability to pay is wishful thinking.
The government's economic programme is a mixture of good ideas and wishful thinking.
But given a slimmer case than even today's svelte model, that is probably wishful thinking.
Giving a new twist to the phrase wishful thinking, scientists have demonstrated that thoughts alone can enable action.
In this view, notions of technological autonomy are simply wishful thinking on our part.
But there is widespread ignorance about stem cells and wishful thinking about how quickly their potential will be achieved.
Many of these comments are simply another illustration of a basic human impulse: wishful thinking.
No architect can afford wishful thinking in his work.
Don't dare to use what little logic you have left after a life of wishful thinking.
And if you don't know, well figure it out wishful thinking is no longer enough.
Or, they could do what scientists do and review the science rather than the wishful thinking of the radical right.
And this is how it should be, because wishful thinking does not yield results.
There is nothing scientific about this article except for a lot of political wishful thinking.
The old habits of wishful thinking and blind loyalty were gone.
Perhaps it's wishful thinking to say so-she does have a following and was on a national ticket, and may be again.
Too much wishful thinking has been done on behalf of these two.
The idea that there is one is at best wishful thinking, and at base a provincial conceit, a delusion rather than a policy.
To move forward, they must coldly distinguish between genuine advances and wishful thinking.
Consumers worry that positive reports are wishful thinking or industry spin.
Any notion to the contrary is wishful thinking, or even fantasy.
Since the final turn on to the dirt road, there had no longer been any room for denial or wishful thinking.
Those faulty predictions were really wishful thinking gone awry.
Anything else called eugenics is either politics or unfounded wishful thinking and has the potential to be morally reprehensible.
To believe in such conspiracy theories, is nothing but wishful thinking on your part.
Vague notions of random wishful thinking don't cut it.
Few of these plots resemble each other beyond either wishful thinking or confirmation bias of the eye.
Your claim of complex organisms have more backups is simply wishful thinking and not supported by facts.
Reflexively dismissive and emotional, coupled with a bit of wishful thinking.
What you say is nothing else than unjustifiable ideology and flawed wishful thinking.
There are of course, quite a few closer cousins who shamefully prefer wishful thinking over the evidence.
On one hand you have wishful thinking and on the other an existing vaccine.
If you go that way all you have is wishful thinking and no explanation.
The coping process of wishful thinking predicted poorer well-being and less disability acceptance.
Last year's budget was also unrealistic and loaded with wishful thinking, high expectations, and pure fantasy.
It separates real outcomes from wishful thinking, slogans or vague program aspirations.
Wishful thinking and expressions of concern have no impact on disease.
Mean level based on crude relationships and wishful thinking.
Wishful thinking can often be to blame for such incorrect identifications.
But until recently, the plan appeared to many to be wishful thinking.
In an era of great-power gamesmanship, that may be wishful thinking.

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