THUNK – 38. Superstition & Mindfulness

Many things are supposed to be good or bad luck, but are we gaining or losing something by playing along?

-Links for the Curious-

A breakdown of the most superstitious demographic groups –

An article extolling some of the fun that can be had in apophenia –

An interesting study about how superstitions can actually help people focus on performance –

Any discussion of superstition would be incomplete without a reference to Tim Minchin’s poem “Storm” –

Matthew Crist’s response to THUNK – 35. Health Care Crazy Talk –

The report on existential risks highlighted by Samuel Stringman –

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