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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? 1315 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 295 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 260 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 233 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 219 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 220 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 217 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 206 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 224 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 204 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 209 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 222 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 238 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 218 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 192 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 215 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 235 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 216 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 205 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 204 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 211 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 208 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 212 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 200 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 196 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 202 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 223 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 196 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 225 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 213 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 200 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 215 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 203 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 198 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 204 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 209 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 202 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 216 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 208 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 206 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 202 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 204 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 216 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 238 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 216 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 220 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 205 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 214 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 208 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 205 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 195 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 206 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 214 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 213 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 184 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 198 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 198 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 212 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 208 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 233 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 232 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 221 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 213 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 210 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 220 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 202 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 223 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 201 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 233 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 212 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 214 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 203 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 194 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 213 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 204 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 211 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 209 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 199 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 220 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 191 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 200 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 205 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 195 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 214 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 192 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 210 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 195 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 194 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 196 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 207 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 185 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 345 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 203 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 189 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 215 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 195 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 210 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 190 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 164 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 178 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 183 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 208 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 203 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 227 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 222 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 207 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 182 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 196 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 186 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 218 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 191 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 196 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 222 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 184 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 186 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 197 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 205 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 277 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 239 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 259 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 198 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 225 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 197 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 229 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 194 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 256 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 202 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 228 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 205 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 219 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 210 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 214 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 219 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 219 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 211 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 209 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 213 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 250 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 237 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 225 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 230 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 208 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 204 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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