Superstition as Science. Konrad Talmont-Kaminski UMCS & KLI. First-footing. It is lucky when a tall man walks into a house first in the New Year Is this a scientific hypothesis? Why not? Is it something about the hypothesis? Is it something about our attitudes?
UMCS & KLI
Methods: Use of heuristics
Beliefs: Often hard to test explanations put forward
Methods: Development of new heuristics
Beliefs: A realist attitude to explanations leading to pursuit of testingConclusions