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What superstitious beliefs have a scientific basis?

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Cindy Board
Answered 2020-05-30 12:47:52

As of 2007 Atheism has been proven to be a religion with zero honesty or truth! Atheism is all fiction; confirmed by honest scientific tests! The Atheists have also lost in the Supreme Court! God won!

Every single sentence of history in the honest Bible has anywhere from three to over 250 records found to confirm each line! The Bible is all truths, facts!

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2020-07-25 16:26:51

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2020-11-26 05:03:14

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Bonezy boi

2020-11-26 05:03:53

if you're serious that,s really sad

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Answered 2013-06-11 19:53:43

Superstitious belief, by definition, have no scientific basis. Science requires that ideas are tested in a way that is repeatable and falsifiable. Falsifiable means that there must be a way that the test shows that a stated belief is not true, while most superstitions rely on metaphysical entities or powers that are so vague they can not be dis-proven.

Here are some examples of superstitions, and where they may have come from.

  • Breaking a mirror is seen as seven years of bad luck from a historical root.
    • Back in the medieval times mirrors were very expensive. And if you broke one, it was reguarly someone important, such as the lord of the kingdom of the king or a high-ranking nobleman. And if you broke it, it was common that if they were un-forgiving, they would put you in jail, possibly for seven years.
  • Walking under a ladder is seen as bad luck
    • Typically a ladder means someone at the top of the ladder and that person can easily drop things - onto your head. So it really is a bad idea to walk under one.
  • Never sweep the floor at night or you'll sweep sorrow into your life.
    • You may not be able to see where you're sweeping and fall and get injured.
  • Chase away any owls outside your window; they are a harbinger of death.
    • They may erode your windowsill by pecking on it, and when you lean on it, it may break and you may fall.
  • Never start or buy anything on a Friday.
    • Since Friday is the last business day, you or your order will probably not be active on the weekend.
  • Cut your hair on a full moon and it will grow back faster.
    • Well, if you cut your hair at a barber's shop, and you can see the moon, the barber will probably bee in a hurry to leave and so will give you a shorter haircut.
  • Crickets in your home are good luck (not in my home and definitely not for the nasty crickets!)
    • They tell the temperature.
  • Killing a spider is bad luck.
    • In addition to reducing local disease-carrying insects, Spiders provide humans with other medical benefits. Spider venom is used in neurological research and may prevent permanent brain damage in stroke victims. The silk produced by spiders is used in many optical devices including laboratory instruments.
  • Ivy growing on a house protects the inhabitants from witchcraft and evil.
    • Evil may mistake it for poison ivy and stay away.
  • Friday the 13th is unlucky
    • The Templars were all arrested (and most were tortured and executed) one Friday the 13th!
  • Actors believe that using real money as a prop is bad luck.
    • This is probably rooted in the fact that leaving real money on stage or in your costume means that there is a good chance that the prop will disappear before the next performance.
  • Opening an umbrella in the house is bad luck.
    • Like walking under a ladder, this is just a hazard; you could hit someone or break something.
  • Bad luck comes in threes.
    • This is sometimes expressed in notable deaths occurring in threes. In fact, this is a well-known psychological bias known as "confirmation effect"; when two events occur, people naturally anticipate a third (two things don't form a pattern, but three do). When the expectation is satisfied, it "proves" the adage. Of course, if it is not, then the pattern is not recognized.
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Johnathan Alexander
Answered 2020-05-09 00:34:53

Superstitious beliefs that is not a tale or a story with real examples based on scientific evidence.


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All of them, that is why they are superstitions.

What is the difference among superstitious belief from superstitious belief with scientific basis?

Superstitious beliefs are basically not proven and beliefs with scientific basis are beliefs that are proven to be true.

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Do superstitious beliefs of comets asteroids and meteors have scientific beliefs?

No. Superstitions, by definition, do not have a scientific basis.

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There are none. By definition, a supersition does not have a scientific basis.

What superstition about comets and asteroids have scientific basis in the Philippines?

None do. By definition, superstitious beliefs do not have a scientific basis.

Superstitious beliefs with no scientific basis?

Superstitions are different then the supernatural and by their very definition do not have a scientific basis. Often they are irrational and illogical.

Differentiate science from superstitious beliefs?

a superstitious belief a statement which has no basis or true-to-life basis while scientific practice has a facts and basis through observationand experiments an of cousre experiences.

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How scientific principles and superstitious beliefs contradict

Are their evidences as to the truthfulness of the superstitious beliefs?

There are no scientific evidences for superstitious beliefs. Not only that, but there is no evidence of any kind for superstitious beliefs.

What are the difference between superstitious beliefs and scientific beliefs?

Superstitious Beliefs have no basis in reality and no evidence to support them. They are passed though the generations by people and have never been confirmed or found to be true. The human brain is prone to delve into the absurd. Scientific beliefs are theories and hypothesizes based on the accumulation of evidence. beliefs that arn't based on evidence should not be believed at all. Germ Theory=scientific belief God=Superstitious belief

What is the scientific basis of carring of rabbits footis good luck?

There is no scientific basis for this it is a superstitious belief not a scientific one.

Do superstition in Philippines about comets asteroids and meteors scientific basis?

No. By definition, a superstitious belief does not have a scientific basis.

Why superstitions comets and asteroids have scientific basis?

They don't. If anything is called "superstitious", that means it does NOT have a scientific basis.

Differentiate superstitious from scientific beliefs?

Answer The excessively credulous belief is superstitious which comes only from supernatural influences, but the scientific beliefs come only by solid proofs after so many researches

What is the scientific explanation of comet's superstitious belief?

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Are superstitious beliefs Science or not?

No. Superstitions are not scientific in any way whatsoever.

How do you oppose superstitious beliefs with science?

Test the beliefs using scientific methods. In most cases the beliefs will turn out to be unfounded.

What are Filipino superstitious beliefs with scientific explanation?

People living in the Philippines are very superstitious but are not oblivious to scientific explanations. Many believe in superstitions but will work around them based on the scientific knowledge that is available.

Do superstition about comets asteriods and meteors have scientific basis?

No. Superstitions have no scientific basis, but are based on unscientific beliefs.

Do superstitious beliefs about meteors have scientific basis?

You are confusing a couple of concepts. NO superstitious belief has a scientific basis. If a belief is scientifically based, there is no need to call it a superstition. If a belief is superstitious it is by definition not verifiable scientifically. However, there are superstitions that result from some real events. Total eclipses of the sun are real, and they are explainable in completely natural terms. However, people at different times in history have superstitious beliefs about what is happening during an eclipse, and superstitious beliefs that performing certain rituals or prayers during an eclipse will save the world from doom. So, a superstition is an irrational belief usually connected to some magical ritual that will ward off disaster, and some superstitions have to do with real events in the world. But the superstitions themselves are not based in or verified by the real world.

Difference between superstitious and scientific belief?

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