Howdy, fellow Witches&Pagans.
Today is Friday the 13th (third one this year) so today we are focusing on superstition, science, and what makes seemingly irrational ideas work. How can we, who often employ magic and other "non-rational" methods, integrate our beliefs in a largely secular world?
First up, this post at IFLScience describes the math behind patterns of Friday the 13th.
Next, Bloomberg Business describes a recent study that explains how superstitions work -- turns out our brains are perfectly capable of holding more than one idea at a time, especially when we are under stress....