Superstitions with scientific explanation?
If there is a scientific explanation for a phenomenon then it is no longer a superstition.
Fear, uncertainty and desperation pushes the ignorant to hold on to whatever magical explanation given unto them. Throughout our lives we all go through good times and bad times. There are these many old stories that explain the explainable and answers the unanswerable questions. Sometimes people hold on to those regardless of scientific findings because of yet more fear and cultural indoctrination since childhood.
Many skeptic scientists simply believe that superstitions are just fear through folklore. Psychology has studied the effects of superstitions and have discovered that if the belief in the superstition is strong enough the person can suffer the effects of the result of that superstition. The explanation of the superstition is easier explained on a case by case basis. I would consider asking about a specific superstition. It seems with many superstitions they derived from an…
Superstitions about comets and asteroids, such as the fear that bad luck will arrive with Halley's Comet, are based in science only so far as that these phenomena do occur. The bad luck that comes along with them, however, has little to do with reality. Superstitions about comets and asteroids have absolutely no scientific basis whatsoever.
A "scientific" explanation is an explanation which is consistent with the view of reality held by scientists. Sometimes this involves the testability of that view by experiment, called the scientific method, and sometimes not. Theoretical physics theories, although views of reality held by scientists, are not actually demonstrable by the scientific method.