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Pennies

Pennies

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Lots of superstitions center around money. Almost all forms of currency have at least one superstition associated with them.

Four-Leaf Clovers

Four-Leaf Clovers

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

The superstition of the four-leaf clover is thought to originate with the Druids. Apparently they believed the shamrock...

Mirrors

Mirrors

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Breaking a mirror can even make a skeptic shudder for a brief moment!

Black Cats

Black Cats

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

There are many superstitions associated with cats, partly because the cat has lived alongside humans for many millennia.

Walking Under Ladders

Walking Under Ladders

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

People will go to great lengths to avoid walking under ladders. Many origins for the superstition have been surfaced...

The Politics of Peer Review

by Chris Mooney
Doubt and About
January 8, 2004

Review of scientific information is usually a good thing. But as a recent White House proposal shows, there are big exceptions.

Abuses of Skepticism

by Chris Mooney
Doubt and About
December 5, 2003

Doubting is a powerful tool, but it can definitely be taken too far.

Not Too “Bright"

by Chris Mooney
Doubt and About
October 15, 2003

Dawkins and Dennett are smart guys, but their campaign to rename religious unbelievers "brights" could use some rethinking.

Polling for Intelligent Design

by Chris Mooney
Doubt and About
September 11, 2003

The latest pro-Intelligent Design Zogby poll is just one in a series of questionable surveys.

King of the Paranormal

by Chris Mooney
Doubt and About
July 31, 2003

What's up with the Larry King Show's outrageous promotion of UFOs, psychics, and spiritualists?

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