- What is a Superstition?
Superstition crosses a number of different cultures, from Christianity to voodoo, and it is most commonly found in people belief's of what is good luck and bad luck.
- Examples of Superstition
-If a person walks under a ladder they will have bad luck.
-While if you break a mirror, it is seven years bad luck.
-If you see a single magpie it will bring sorrow, but if you see two it will bring joy.
- Science and Superstition
One of these in particular is stigmata, which is the inexplicable reproduction of bodily wounds and marks that correspond with those that Jesus suffered when crucified. The most common being bleeding palms.
Scientific research has indicated that stigmata is linked to hysteria, or split personality disorder. With those who 'suffer' from the ailment, starving themselves causing skin problems and also self-mutilating.
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