Thursday, May 26, 2016

People are weird

Carol and I were driving the other day and someone being interviewed on the radio was asked if they were superstitious. They said something like, "Oh, I'm incredibly superstitious."

Of course, people admit being superstitious all the time, but I'd never really given that admission much thought before. The other day it struck me as a really odd thing to admit.

"Yes, I believe in a causal relationship between two events that are completely unconnected."

"Yes, I'm a dumbass."

These two thoughts are functionally equivalent.

Why would you be proud to admit that you're superstitious? You should be embarrassed to be such a sloppy thinker.

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