Your Brain’s Battle Between Science and Superstition

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Superstitions are our brain’s way of making sense of a perplexing world. Over time, as we learn nature’s truths and laws, we leave less space for the guesswork of superstition. In considering the causes of health problems, we replace our beliefs in evil spirits with our knowledge of viruses and organ failures. In putting defendants on trial, we replace our witch dunking with courts and evidence…