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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

anathema: definition, quote

1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.
2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.
4. any imprecation of divine punishment.
5. a curse; execration.

There is also anecdotal evidence -- and although such stories may be anathema to hard science, they can provide the basis for research questions.

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