Topics: Scientific method, Critical thinking, Logic Pages: 2 (671 words) Published: December 18, 2012
When we talk of Science and Superstition together it appears as though we are trying to put two opposites together, and, in doing so putting forth an obviously awkward act. In order to see whether the twosome sounds awkward together and if so how awkward we have to analyze the basic content of both Science and Superstition. On the one hand when Science appeals to reason, logic and can be explained, Superstition relates to none of these three qualities. The latter in essence is basically a show of the fear of God or the supernatural. It appears very illogical to believe in any superstition because it cannot be explained to any reasoning. Thus both Science and Superstition are obviously two opposites. However, the irony of facts is that, even today when Science is taking such giant leaps ahead, Superstition has also not got lost in the maze of technical and scientific advancement. No matter how modern and scientifically bent we may be, even today, there are a few examples of superstition which still persist the Indian psyche. For an obvious example it is still considered auspicious to take a dip in the Ganges. Even the most advanced modern educated Indians still seem to believe that we can get rid of the effect of our sins by taking a dip in the Ganges. True, many people do believe it but, does it stand to any reason, can it be explained by any logic, NO. It is just a matter of faith and just does not stand to any reasoning at all. When our children go for an examination we serve them with sweet curd. Though we all know that children will steer clear in their exams only by the dint of their hard work and not by consuming sweet curd we still serve them curd and observe the superstition. Let us ask ourselves as to how many of us are willing to give up this apparently foolish superstition an obviously meaningless belief. A black cat cutting across our way when we are going for some important work sets us to believe that the work will not be done. Now, is there...
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