Note: negative manifestation of this retrograde is overindulgence in that which artificially stills your racing mind.
Right now, attempts to broker peace in Sudan are artificially divided.
Secessionism splits people into parts, artificially separating the voting booth from the synagogue pew.
late 14c., in the phrase artificial day "part of the day from sunrise to sunset," from Old French artificial, from Latin artificialis "of or belonging to art," from artificium (see artifice). Meaning "made by man" (opposite of natural) is from early 15c. Applied to things that are not natural, whether real (artificial light) or not (artificial flowers). Artificial insemination dates from 1897. Artificial intelligence "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines" was coined in 1956.