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Kim 08-27-2009 03:18 AM

Are you Superstitious
 
The number 13 grabs people in many different ways. As for myself I was born on the 13th. In school on Friday the 13th I never had to take a test because they were always cancelled. When I turned 13 years old I was asked to join the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, I met President (not at that time) Ronald Regan and played my music at the Hollywood Bowl. Now, some buildings declear the 13th floor doesn't exist, or does it?
:woohoonaner:

Anyway I was playing Hearts one day, see what I mean.

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So, are you :2741: superstitious, :eek: scared, :07:undecided or what? :ha: Lets hear your story or see your pics. :lurk:

Jack Daw 08-27-2009 03:37 AM

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Your image can't be inserted into the post, because you saved it to the "Private section" in your gallery, which requires password to view. ;)

Richard 08-27-2009 07:26 AM

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When you believe in things you don't understand and suffer, superstition is the way -- Stevie Wonder

Is there really any difference between faith and superstition? -- Roger Mahony

damaclese 08-27-2009 08:27 AM

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Richard Yes there is a difference in faith verses superstition. faith is the belief in a higher power and its ability to take action even thou there is not proof. superstitions can be based on almost any Belief be it Omnipotent or not. which brings up the hole idea of Spirituality which i Believe is a vary importing regulating factor in any given society. were as i think the lack of superstitious Behaver would not influence a society in a negative way.

I hope that make sense With my Dyslexias its vary hard for me to write Scientifically my thoughts get jumbled In the Explaining

CValentine 08-27-2009 09:35 AM

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No Science required Pauly...you have communicated it well for yourself! :)

No reasoning, logic or rationality, just passion, certainty and/or personal commitment.

Starts in on a cyclical debate on other neat & fun things within the many -osophies, -ologies, -isms & -etics of the day!

:) ~Cheryl

momoese 08-27-2009 09:52 AM

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If a coin laying on the ground is not heads up I'll leave it for the next non superstitious person to pick up, unless I know that I dropped it myself. This does not apply to paper money. I can't even remember how or why this started but it's a fun game in a way. Sometimes I'll see a quarter heads down and think how it's going to brighten someones day when they find it. That's about it for me.

damaclese 08-27-2009 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by momoese (Post 93323)
If a coin laying on the ground is not heads up I'll leave it for the next non superstitious person to pick up, unless I know that I dropped it myself. This does not apply to paper money. I can't even remember how or why this started but it's a fun game in a way. Sometimes I'll see a quarter heads down and think how it's going to brighten someones day when they find it. That's about it for me.

Why not turn it over for the next guy/gal

momoese 08-27-2009 10:08 AM

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I've thought about that Paulo, but something won't let me touch the coin.

Richard 08-27-2009 10:33 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by damaclese (Post 93290)
Yes there is a difference in faith verses superstition.

O.K., it is Cardinal Roger Mahoney's question ... and his answer is no.

damaclese 08-27-2009 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93330)
O.K., it is Cardinal Roger Mahoney's question ... and his answer is no.

interesting is there a link to his coments ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by momoese (Post 93325)
I've thought about that Paulo, but something won't let me touch the coin.

that made me chuckle sounds just like somthing i would say

Richard 08-27-2009 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by damaclese (Post 93333)
interesting is there a link to his comments ?

He gave a series of invited talks in Philosophy at CSU Long Beach in the 1970's and since then at other universities.

Kim 08-27-2009 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Daw (Post 93265)
Your image can't be inserted into the post, because you saved it to the "Private section" in your gallery, which requires password to view. ;)

Thanks Jack. I changed it so it should be seen now.

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Am I superstitious, NO, I just goofed with inserting the image. I fell asleep at the controls :bed: Sorry about that everyone.

Kim 08-28-2009 12:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93278)
....Believe in things you don't understand and suffer....difference between faith and superstition.

Quote:

Originally Posted by damaclese (Post 93290)
....The lack of superstitious Behaver would not influence a society in a negative way.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CValentine (Post 93318)
No Science required....No reasoning, logic or rationality, just passion,

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Originally Posted by monoese (Post 93323)
....A coin laying on the ground is not heads up.

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Originally Posted by monoese (Post 93325)
....but something won't let me touch the coin.

The following are just ideas of :2720: thought. They are not intended to change your quotes or your belief's.

Faith vs Superstition :nanerwizard:

Behavior vs Society :nanadrink:

Science vs Passion :2738:


Objects vs Action :rollerbananadone:


All of your responses have KEY words I'm looking for and I would like to see and hear more ideas about Superstitions.


Keep your thoughts coming
Thanks everyone.

Check this permalink #

Patty in Wisc 08-28-2009 02:39 AM

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Whooah, heavy stuf...not ready for this! wooHoo

Richard 08-28-2009 08:51 AM

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I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

supermario 08-28-2009 09:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kim (Post 93549)
The following are just ideas of thought. They are not intended to change your quotes or your belief's.

Faith vs Superstition

Behavior vs Society

Science vs Passion

Objects vs Action

All of your responses have KEY words I'm looking for and I would like to see and hear more ideas about Superstitions.
Keep your thoughts coming
Thanks everyone.

My take:

Faith vs Superstition:
Faith is the firm belief in something no matter what the influence
Superstition is believing in something simply because you fear the consequences(alot of religious fanatics fall into this category IMO)

Behavior vs Society
Behavior is influenced by society during the early years of ones life. Most people continue their lives that way, while a select few try and use their behavior to influence society.

Science vs Passion
Science is the pursuit of knowledge and understanding
Passion is the vehicle for which to pursue that knowledge

Objects vs Action
umm.....got me there. :)


Richard, the answer to your question is simple. They fall at the same rate.

Richard 08-28-2009 10:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93598)
I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

Quote:

Originally Posted by supermario (Post 93609)
Richard, the answer to your question is simple. They fall at the same rate.

Oh yes, but I was looking for interpretations based on faith or superstition!

Eric 08-28-2009 03:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93598)
I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

Both as they approach the ground :ha: ! Actually, for the same distance, they will strike the ground at the same time. Feathers (opposed to plastic) might be a problem due to atmospheric resistance BUT I love walking on the lines, Luv 13's as much as 14's etc, and Luv black cats (especially on my fave holiday, Samhain!).
Faith & Superstition have the commonality of a belief in what's unknown. Me? I prefer to leave those things a mystery - makes it more exciting :) !

Bob 08-28-2009 03:22 PM

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A long while back I used to read a lot about old European agrarian customs ie: superstitions, and to this day I try to think of them as I do my own gardening.

Eric 08-28-2009 03:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 93683)
A long while back I used to read a lot about old European agrarian customs ie: superstitions, and to this day I try to think of them as I do my own gardening.

Yeah, I know! Luv'd the Kate Moss, umm, er, oh yeah, corn dollies :o !!
I used to use a scarecrow, myself, but that ended when my brother asked for a raise :ha: ! Not superstisous (f**k spell-checker) but Do Luv studying the old pagan stuff - It's lots of fun!

heynow 08-28-2009 05:04 PM

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I am not superstitious but I would think twice before bringing a banana on my boat!
:waving:

Taylor 08-28-2009 05:22 PM

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Do you believe in what you see? Or do you see what you believe in?

Does reality differ from person to person or is it a constant?

What is knowledge? Does it differ from belief? Are knowledge and beliefs the same thing?

What is truth?

What is sufficient justification?

Tell me what you think, folks.

Richard 08-28-2009 05:57 PM

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Taylor! Those are questions for Cheryl, the Prolific Epistemologist!

Taylor 08-28-2009 06:09 PM

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So true!!!

Kim 08-29-2009 01:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93598)
I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

To answer Richard's question, We have to ASSUME the ball was picked up then carried to a specific height, place the balls over the edge of something and release them at the same time, then watch them fall only to land on the ground.

:paracaidi :paracaidi

Logic vs Assumptions



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Originally Posted by supermario (Post 93609)
Objects vs Action
umm.....got me there.

Think of a ladder :rolleyes: :rolleyes:



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Originally Posted by Eric (Post 93682)
Feathers (opposed to plastic)....commonality of a belief in what's unknown....leave those things a mystery.

A POUND of anything is still a POUND. :weightliftingnaner:

Commonality vs Belief




Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 93684)
...use a scarecrow......but Do Luv studying the old pagan stuff - It's lots of fun!

Old vs New :0491: :07:




Quote:

Originally Posted by bob (Post 93683)
read about old European agrarian customs ie: superstitions...think of them as I do my own gardening.

Activity vs Recall :gif_esqui :moonwalknaner:




Quote:

Originally Posted by heynow (Post 93704)
I would think twice before bringing a banana on my boat!

Thought vs Response :2755: :2223:




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Originally Posted by Taylor (Post 93712)
Do you believe in what you see? Or do you see what you believe in?

Your other statments are very encouraging. Keep it up.

Mind vs Sight :2182: :2215:



At what point can things be explained through Logic where many things are assumed? The power of thought is known to change what we see or hear. Again I'm looking for Key words and in no way trying to change your statments. Keep the superstitions coming. I hope this is fun for everyone.

Thanks again everyone.

Eric 08-29-2009 06:36 PM

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Wow!!
You guys are Real Philosophers! Not sure what it means, though, I'd probably flunk it as quick as I'd flunk Psychology (thanx Spell-Checker).

Kim 08-29-2009 09:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 93894)
Wow!!
You guys are Real Philosophers!

Thanks for the thought Eric.
But I can only speak for myself and I am No Philosopher :2702: by any means. I just like to increase my knowledge :banana-computer: about things that happen within our society as seen first hand.

Here are a couple of definitions found in "Webster's New World Dictionary." Second College Edition, Deluxe Color Edition; Copyright 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, and 1984 by Simon & Schuster, Inc."

:lurk:

Superstition
su-per-sti-tion (soo'per stish'en) n. [ME. supersticion < M Fr. < L. superstito, excessive fear of the gods, superstition, orig., a standing still over < superstare, to stand over < super-, SUPER- + stare, to STAND] 1. any belief or attitude, based on fear or ignorance, that is inconsistent with the known laws of science or with what is generally considered in the particular society as true and rational; esp., such a belief in charms, omens, the supernatural, etc. 2. any action or pratice based on such a belief or attitude 3. such beliefs or attitudes collectively

Superstitious
su-per-sti-tious (-es) adj. 1. of, characterized by, or resulting from superstition 2. having superstitions

Example; Will somebody chose the icon by preference of the color or by superstition of the color? :banana_ba :09: :bananas_g :0513: :0520: :gif_rojo:

Lets do a survey:

A. Preference of Color and Why?

B. Superstitious of Color and Why?



Thanks everyone. Let me know if you want me to stop and I'll put this Thread to :bed:

Eric 08-29-2009 09:26 PM

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For starts, I'd Luv to understand all the stuff that's going on but, so far, all I've learned much is to duck, run, or fight. And thanx for the dictionary definition.
As for the survey:
Well, the 3rd one must be lazy or on a coffee break :ha: ! Me, I'd just do it by colors and it just depends. Sometimes colors of the rainbow are great cause they're in a natural, prismatic sequence. But I Luv red and yellows cause they're firey colors and I'm a little firey myself. But cold colors are great, especially in the summer!

Wow! Looks like the purple nanner's off his coffee break, now!
What!? Now he's asleep again.... Real unpredictable!

sbl 08-30-2009 09:36 AM

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My simple definition of a superstitious person: A person that believes that something good or bad will follow specific actions based on unfounded beliefs, for example "We will win if I wear my red shirt". The belief may be based on observations or correlations that are factual and accurate, but have no logical basis for the correlations. For example--the team may have won in the past when I wore my red shirt--or may have lost when I didn't.

Modern scientific knowledge is based on falsifiable hypotheses, since it is often impossible to prove the truth, but much easier to prove that something is false. A win when I am wearing my red shirt does not prove my superstition, but a loss while I am wearing my red shirt does prove it wrong.

Eric 08-30-2009 11:20 AM

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Not sure I understand "falsifiable hypothessis" but, from what ya said, must be something like "process of elimination". I've noticed that happening a lot and it can be misleading, too. Still trying to figure out what colors have to do with superstision, not familiar with that, yet. One thing for sure, whatever had the rabbit's foot, before me, was Anything but lucky :ha: !
Okay, dumb joke, but somebody here knows something about colors & superstision and it's got my curiosity going.

sbl 08-30-2009 12:59 PM

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A falsifiable hypothesis: A hypothesis that can be tested and proven false. We often use a null hypothesis (the opposite of what we really want to prove), because we can prove that false.

An example--Hypothesis: Bananas will grow faster with added nitrogen fertilizer.

Our null hypothesis would be: Bananas will not grow faster with added nitrogen fertilizer.

The experiment would need to be replicated and measurements set up so that they could be analyzed using statistics. If we tried to test the original hypothesis, we would probably find it true, but we would not know how true or how certain we could be that it was true. But the null hypothesis would probably be found to be false and we would be able to use statistics to say how certain we are that the hypothesis is false--ie 95% or 99%.

Eric 08-30-2009 01:25 PM

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Wow! Took a little time but I get it, now. Just cause ya add nitrogen doesn't absolutely mean that's what caused it to grow faster. So ya do the opposite to see if that might be what caused it. Jeeps! That's a whole new way to think about it! And the null hypothesis is to make sure you're right. Thanx Sbl :) !

BTW, still can't figure out what colors have to do with superstision, guys.

Kim 08-30-2009 06:01 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 93922)
...And thanx for the dictionary definition....As for the survey:...Sometimes colors of the rainbow are great cause they're in a natural, prismatic sequence. But I Luv red and yellows cause they're firey colors and I'm a little firey myself. But cold colors are great, especially in the summer!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 93990)
...what colors have to do with superstision,...One thing for sure, whatever had the rabbit's foot, before me, was Anything but lucky....colors & superstision and it's got my curiosity going.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric (Post 94022)
... Just cause ya add nitrogen doesn't absolutely mean that's what caused it to grow faster. So ya do the opposite to see if that might be what caused it. Jeeps! That's a whole new way to think about it! And the null hypothesis is to make sure you're right. Thanx Sbl...BTW, still can't figure out what colors have to do with superstision, guys.

Eric, You are welcome for the definition and Thank you for your input.
Your first quote seems to be:
Preference of Color. :bananarow:

Your second quote falls in the line of:
Objects vs Action :basketbalhooplnaner
Your third quote opens up to another way of thinking. :2702: As for the Colors and how they relate to fear of being superstitious, see following examples:

Red vehicles are fast when standing motionless--Fear of a speeding ticket. :mad:

Blue, the color of water--Fear of drowning. :eek:
Green paint on a race car (in the older days)--Fear of an accident. :2703:
Brown the color of dirt--fear of death. :2729:

Are these Superstitions or Preferences?

Fear is a major point of Superstitious behavior. :2710:


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Originally Posted by sbl (Post 93599)
My simple definition of a superstitious person: A person that believes that something good or bad will follow specific actions based on unfounded beliefs, for example "We will win if I wear my red shirt". The belief may be based on observations or correlations that are factual and accurate, but have no logical basis for the correlations. For example--the team may have won in the past when I wore my red shirt--or may have lost when I didn't....Modern scientific knowledge is based on falsifiable hypotheses, since it is often impossible to prove the truth, but much easier to prove that something is false. A win when I am wearing my red shirt does not prove my superstition, but a loss while I am wearing my red shirt does prove it wrong.

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Originally Posted by sbl (Post 94014)
A falsifiable hypothesis: A hypothesis that can be tested and proven false. We often use a null hypothesis (the opposite of what we really want to prove), because we can prove that false....An example--Hypothesis: Bananas will grow faster with added nitrogen fertilizer....Our null hypothesis would be: Bananas will not grow faster with added nitrogen fertilizer....The experiment would need to be replicated and measurements set up so that they could be analyzed using statistics. If we tried to test the original hypothesis, we would probably find it true, but we would not know how true or how certain we could be that it was true. But the null hypothesis would probably be found to be false and we would be able to use statistics to say how certain we are that the hypothesis is false--ie 95% or 99%.


Thank you for your input sbl. I'm currious; What percentage of spectators wore red shirts to the games?

Facts vs hypothesis

My next question deals with :aliennaner: UFO's (Unidentified Flying Objects) or USO's (Unidentified Submersable Object). Many people relate UFO's / USO's to extraterrestrial space crafts. I have seen many things in our sky that I could not identify. (More than others because of my military career).

---idea for icon: Nanner in a plane---


Anyway, here's the next question.

Is it superstition (fear of the unknown) or fact that determines a response from anyone who see's a UFO in the sky?

momoese 08-30-2009 06:11 PM

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Kim, what fact would there be?

momoese 08-30-2009 06:14 PM

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Quote:

Green paint on a race car (in the older days)--Fear of an accident.
If I remember correctly it had more to do with green cars not winning races. Edit: A quick search reveals not many green cars won because not many raced.

Eric 08-30-2009 06:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kim (Post 94078)
---idea for icon: Nanner in a plane---

Anyway, here's the next question.
Is it superstition (fear of the unknown) or fact that determines a response from anyone who see's a UFO in the sky?

Just had to leave the Nanner-in-a-plane in. I have a huge collection of aircraft books & models.
Gotta admit, my response would be excitement Not fact. Spooky or not, I'd Luv to see a real spaceship from another planet! Fact would be best, though, and a lot of people would be Too Spooked.

BTW, Thanx for the color info. Think I'll just stick to how good they look :).

sbl 08-30-2009 06:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kim (Post 94078)

Thank you for your input sbl. I'm currious; What percentage of spectators wore red shirts to the games?

Approximately half--Roll Tide!

Kim 08-31-2009 05:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by momoese (Post 94081)
Kim, what fact would there be?

As it relates to this question: Is it superstition (fear of the unknown) or fact that determines a response from anyone who see's a UFO in the sky? :aliennaner:

I believe superstitious individuals will respond differently because of their fear of the unknown :eek: . They let their superstitions guide them to a conclussion.

Then there are those individuals whom relate to the facts presented to them and respond occordingly letting the facts guide them to a conclussion. :2738:

Example: In both cases you'll have the same facts: Unidentified object, the sky, object moves or hovers, lights or no lights, sound or no sound, day or night, etc.

Only their methods to get to the conclussion will be different. But we can't leave out the possibility their conclussions could differ. :banana_ba :abajo:

Superstitions vs Facts


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Originally Posted by momoese (Post 94083)
If I remember correctly it had more to do with green cars not winning races. Edit: A quick search reveals not many green cars won because not many raced.

Was this the result of superstition caused by the fact that every race car painted green in the very early years of auto racing was always involved in an accident. Could this be the reason why not many green cars raced :confused: ? It's only been in the last 20 or so years that green painted race cars began to show up on the race track again. :D

Mind vs Sight :2702: vs :2740:

Thanks momoese.

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Originally Posted by Eric (Post 94084)
Just had to leave the Nanner-in-a-plane in. I have a huge collection of aircraft books & models.
Gotta admit, my response would be excitement Not fact. Spooky or not, I'd Luv to see a real spaceship from another planet! Fact would be best, though, and a lot of people would be Too Spooked....BTW, Thanx for the color info. Think I'll just stick to how good they look .

Thanks Eric, I thought it was a good idea. Congratulation on your collection. And to reference the rainbow, I could watch them all day long if possible. :bananarow:

I believe in order for anybody to get excited (ie: UFO's), the Facts would have to be present on what is being observed. :2728:

Superstitions vs Conclussions
or
Facts vs Conclussions

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbl (Post 94090)
Approximately half--Roll Tide!

Thanks sbl;
Red seems to be a popular color there. I can't help but ask if the Red :2196: color was chosen by Superstition or Preference.


Please let me know if you disagree with my statments. I'm open to any suggestions and starved for more knowledge.

Thanks again everyone for your responses,

sbl 08-31-2009 07:21 AM

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I'm sure that for many the choice would be superstitious, but for me. it would be a demonstration of team support.

Kim 08-31-2009 04:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sbl (Post 94182)
I'm sure that for many the choice would be superstitious, but for me. it would be a demonstration of team support.

It feels good to have team spirit and support the team whenever possible.

:woohoonaner:


Sad to say, I stoped supporting teams when the sports went from a great spectator's game to a money grabbing buisness :mad:.

Anything for free, That's for me ;).

Thanks for your input sbl.

Eric 08-31-2009 06:56 PM

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That's me too. I'd rather go out in the yard & play baseball or something than to go to some dumb football game. Besides, all ya can do in an arena is just sit & watch. No Way!

rscotth 09-01-2009 03:08 PM

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I was also born on the 13th and if you ever notice there is never a 13th floor on most buildings.
Most sailors are known to be superstitious but I consider myself to not be even though I am ex navy. Although I would never change the name of a boat/ship. Uh ok so maybe I am superstitious...............

Eric 09-01-2009 05:03 PM

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Jeeps! Forgot about that. The old mariners practically wrote the book on superstitions! That'd be worth a thread in itself. Hadn't heard the one about not changing a vessel's name, though.

sbl 09-01-2009 06:03 PM

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You can't get much more superstitious than old country folk in the South!

Kim 09-01-2009 06:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rscotth (Post 94430)
I was also born on the 13th and if you ever notice there is never a 13th floor on most buildings.
Most sailors are known to be superstitious but I consider myself to not be even though I am ex navy. Although I would never change the name of a boat/ship. Uh ok so maybe I am superstitious...............

Congrats on the DOB of the 13th. :goteam: I'm thinking because you were navy--Aquarius? But I'm probably wrong.

Objects vs Name


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Originally Posted by Eric (Post 94452)
....The old mariners practically wrote the book on superstitions! That'd be worth a thread in itself. Hadn't heard the one about not changing a vessel's name, though.

I've discovered that when people give a name to a NEW boat, it is done by preference. But when it comes to changing the name of a boat, superstitious behavior comes into play, whether or not the boat gets a name change. So it is something to check into Eric. :2738:

The old mariners had many stories to tell when they returned to port. Some were even true. :rolleyes: :) :rolleyes: :) :eek: :eek: But every story was interesting to listen to, as told by the Conveyor of such adventures. :lurk:

I just noticed sbl's remark about the old country folk of the south. It's soooooooo true. Thanks sbl.

Thanks for your responses everybody.
Have a better day than yesterday.
:woohoonaner:

rscotth 09-03-2009 11:12 AM

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Actually I am a Virgo- circa 1970 (wow, I sound vintage).

Here's a bit about renaming boats- a bit too deep for me. No pun intended.

Superstitions - Renaming A Boat or a House / GlobalPsychics.com



Quote:

Originally Posted by sbl (Post 94462)
You can't get much more superstitious than old country folk in the South!

I live in the south..................

Quote:

Originally Posted by rscotth (Post 94430)
Uh ok so maybe I am superstitious...............

Well maybe I shouldn't ignore the obvious. All the facts point to me being just a tab superstitious :rolleyes: (I couldn't find a banana smiley in a boat)

lorax 10-03-2009 01:31 PM

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I'm with the theater, and I have most of their superstitions (ground into me since I was a wee bairn, actually.) Hence:

I won't ever whistle in a theater
I get uneasy if three rehearsals go by without a falling sandbag
I refuse to say the name of That Scottish Play (although if I have a son, I will give him the name as it is my right)
I refuse to wear white on opening nights (which generally means I dress a la page)

I also have all of my Scottish Granny's planting superstitions, which I try to follow because I swear my plants fail if I don't.

Eric 10-03-2009 04:13 PM

Re: Are you Superstitious
 
Wow! Didnt know there were theatrical superstitions too! Guess superstitions are just everywhere :eek:. Even Welsh miners had a superstition that carried over into America. Tommyknockers. Prior to a cave-in, the timbers produced a knocking sound. There were those who believed it was caused by elf-like creatures attacking the miners. Others (especially the Welsh) believed it was the ghost of an old miner trying to alert the other miners to impending disaster. In America, Welsh miners would refuse to go to work in new mines until they were certain the Tommyknockers had already arrived to watch over them. In fact, there was an American mining company that actually gave into their superstitious demands.
Great stuff for Halloween but I dont think I could ever be superstitious about all that junk (knock on wood) :).
Anyway, back to looking for my rabbit's foot.... Gotta be here somewhere :confused: !

Richard 10-03-2009 04:16 PM

Re: Are you Superstitious
 
Some physicists worry that if they were a photon "walking" along a ruler, they might trip and fall into a 9-dimensional hole.

Eric 10-03-2009 04:30 PM

Re: Are you Superstitious
 
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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 100819)
Some physicists worry that if they were a photon "walking" along a ruler, they might trip and fall into a 9-dimensional hole.

Wow! Those physicists should definitely turn into photons and take up golf, then! It could make sport's history!! Awesome!! 9 holes in one!!
That's a real Scary :eek: though, Richard!
Although, I've played some video-games where ya had to walk along a super narrow tightrope. What happened when ya fell could easily rank with, or even surpass, those 9 dimensions!!
If there are any more physicists type superstitions, dont be shy :) !!

BYE


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