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Susan,

You're out of your element on the science.

Even without the science, there are plenty of examples of superstitious behavior that's part of one's mannerisms, but does no harm. Really outstanding American baseball players and other professional athletes are especially prone to such behavior--using the same bat, wearing the exact same clothes, eating the same breakfast on game days,not shaving etc. There are also examples of superstitious behavior that derails a person's life. After being in a car accident, some are no longer willing to drive. There's a whole list of superstitions that bring bad luck--and when they occur, people can get very depressed. Some refuse to leave the house.

In animal studies, there are very powerful examples in which one or more traumatic event lead to learned helplessness--an unwillingness to venture out.

Spiritual people, people who believe in God don't typically exhibit superstitious behavior--especially the kind that leads to fear and withdrawal. Devil worshipers--maybe. Evangelistic atheists? You tell me. Are you willing to walk under a ladder? What about tipping a salt shaker over? A black cat crossing your path? Breaking a mirror?

Ray

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Free will or not? 1124 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 222 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 179 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 161 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 164 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 161 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 164 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 152 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 159 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 152 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 150 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 156 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 170 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 167 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 146 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 149 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 156 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 152 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 144 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 153 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 150 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 158 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 146 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 152 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 149 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 148 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 155 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 141 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 147 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 146 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 145 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 147 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 145 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 146 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 153 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 145 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 146 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 144 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 156 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 149 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 150 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 146 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 150 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 167 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 152 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 142 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 149 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 138 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 140 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 152 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 142 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 146 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 138 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 142 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 138 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 145 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 149 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 144 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 145 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 149 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 163 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 160 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 134 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 137 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 145 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 146 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 151 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 142 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 142 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 159 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 142 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 151 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 151 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 142 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 151 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 146 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 144 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 147 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 147 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 159 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 138 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 142 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 142 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 140 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 140 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 133 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 133 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 137 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 145 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 133 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 137 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 144 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 149 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 140 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 254 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 145 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 138 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 149 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 137 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 144 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 133 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 124 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 130 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 138 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 160 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 155 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 163 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 144 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 145 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 133 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 147 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 139 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 151 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 132 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 144 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 151 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 137 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 140 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 137 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 138 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 171 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 174 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 158 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 151 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 153 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 151 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 160 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 144 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 151 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 146 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 163 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 157 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 152 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 162 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 159 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 163 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 155 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 150 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 153 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 165 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 170 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 170 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 173 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 180 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 142 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 155 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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