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Superstition, a notion which does not base on any knowledge, is
generally about an irrational belief that future events could be
foretold by specific event. For instance, people tend to consider
that breaking a mirror can actually cause one seven years of bad
luck. Moreover, a superstition is commonly applied to beliefs and
practices surrounding luck, prophecy and spiritual beings, as well.
A sight of superstition could easily be found in any country. For
example, tetraphobia, an aversion to or fear of the number 4, is
most common in East Asian regions, such as China and Taiwan.
This is due to the Chinese word for 4 sounds nearly the same as the
word for death. In these countries, any floor numbers with four,
4, 14, 24 and so on, are often skipped in buildings, especially
Similarly, triskaidekaphobia, a fear of number 13, is well known
in Western culture, as well. Number 13 has been perceived as a
symbol of bad luck or even the representation of Satan. This is
because Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus at the Last Supper,
was the thirteenth to sit at the table. Thus, the floor 13 is sometimes
replaced by 12a, and some buildings just skip 13 completely.
Interestingly, in 1948, a behavioural psychologist B.F. Skinner
published an article, in which he described that the superstitious
behaviour of human could be explained by his experiment of the
pigeon behaviour. Maybe all the superstitions we have nowadays
are not that irrational after all!
2009-03-31 10:56:00 補充：
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2009-03-31 11:02:25 補充：
A sight of superstition could easily be found in any country.
A "sign" of superstition could easily be found in any country.