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Lucky Charms

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

A charm can be almost any object, as shown by the countless examples of charms or amulets that have been said to ward off...

Actors and Actresses

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

The superstitions surrounding actors and actresses were more prevalent in the Middle Ages, when performances would...

Common Superstitions

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Short list of common superstitions

Horseshoes

Horseshoes

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

The horseshoe is considered very lucky and used to be hung in many homes to protect and attract good fortune for the family...

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.

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