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There is a lot in what you are saying.
Ladders: When I worked in Melbourne I always made it a point to walk under ladders to assure myself I was not superstitious. But I made sure it was safe and not disturbing a workman.

Friday 13th is supposedly dangerous in Australia. In Denmark it was MONDAY 13th.

Nevertheless, there are lots of stories about that sort, how it affects people. Some socalled superstitions make sense, others not.

Dumb idea to walk under ladders, but I did it!

GG.




drrayeye Wrote:
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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? 927 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 132 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 111 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 101 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 104 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 100 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 95 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 91 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 100 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 93 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 95 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 96 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 99 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 100 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 86 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 87 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 91 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 91 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 86 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 93 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 92 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 96 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 84 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 92 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 92 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 91 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 91 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 82 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 84 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 86 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 85 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 87 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 88 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 88 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 90 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 84 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 86 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 83 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 95 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 86 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 87 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 87 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 86 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 88 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 90 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 85 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 90 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 83 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 81 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 91 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 82 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 84 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 82 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 81 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 80 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 84 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 90 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 85 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 85 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 88 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 93 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 79 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 75 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 79 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 82 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 77 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 82 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 81 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 78 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 83 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 81 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 78 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 84 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 82 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 85 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 85 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 81 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 88 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 81 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 78 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 75 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 78 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 80 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 79 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 82 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 74 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 74 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 80 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 79 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 78 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 81 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 83 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 81 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 79 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 138 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 83 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 82 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 78 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 79 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 82 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 76 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 71 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 74 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 79 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 85 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 95 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 89 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 83 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 84 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 77 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 86 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 81 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 82 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 77 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 84 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 83 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 83 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 79 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 80 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 79 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 102 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 101 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 90 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 91 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 89 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 91 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 92 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 85 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 87 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 87 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 100 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 97 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 94 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 102 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 101 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 103 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 99 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 97 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 98 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 103 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 110 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 107 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 116 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 120 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 86 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 94 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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