Educated people may make fun of people who believe in old superstitions such as these:
--If you break a mirror, you'll have seven years of bad luck.
--If a black cat crosses your path, you'll have bad luck.
--If you spill salt, you should throw some over your shoulder.
However, I've found that the educated can have their own superstitions. Here are some:
1. Locally-grown food is better than food that has been transported farther.
2. Organic seeds are best for planting in your vegetable garden.
3. Tax cuts will balance the national budget.
4. Installing fluorescent lights instead of incandescent will save so much energy and reduce carbon dioxide production so much that it will make a great difference in global warming.
5. You can be ecologically-responsible while living with just your wife in a 5000-square-foot house and traveling to Tahiti for conferences on global warming, so long as you buy carbon offsets.
6. Spirituality is important, but truth is not.
7. The random evolution of species is an established scientific fact.
8. Electing Obama (or Clinton or McCain) will solve lots of the world's problems.
9. Pornography is socially neutral.
10. Jesus is a myth.