:To express a belief in creationism to the exclusion of the theory of evolution is to have achieved garvana.
Etymology: The word - closely linked to the more popular garvage - was originally coined by David Wright on the http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-perl/h2/h2.cgi?board=science BBC Science Messageboards.
- The state of being wherein one is completely confident in one's world-view, even though it is based on ideas, concepts or theories that are demonstrably false.
- The state of being wherein one is serene in the belief that everybody else is wrong, and seems unable or unwilling to consider any evidence to the contrary.
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