Mon February 11, 2013
Superstitions And Why We Believe Them
Charlotte Talks has been going strong for over thirteen years; knock on wood. Luckily the 13th year was a good one even though that’s an unlucky number. Our fingers are crossed for more good years on the show but we’ll avoid walking under ladders or crossing near black cats just to be safe. Yes, we are superstitious. Isn’t everyone? We’ll look at well-known superstitions and why we keep them on the next Charlotte Talks. Good thing it’s scheduled on the 11th. Eleven is a lucky number.
Dr. Sean McCloud - Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte
Scott Fluke - Co-Author, Re-examining the Form and Function of Superstition and School Psychology Doctoral Student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Joe Nickell - Senior Research Fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry