We're not always consistent, as we were so kindly reminded after Redditor gotheslayer asked the online community "What is the most antiscientific theory or idea you believe in?"What is the most antiscientific theory or idea you believe in?"

Even the most scientifically minded people can believe in the wildest things. We get it though: Sometimes the universe appears to work in mysterious ways.


"The less you study..."

The less you study a particular section, the more likely it's going to be on the exam.

ImperialPieFactory

"If my body..."

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If my body is inside the blanket, the monsters can't get me.

FormalPencil

"The surest way..."

The surest way to determine if it will rain is to note whether or not I brought my umbrella that day.

ginzykinz

"If I want something to happen..."

Jynxing.

If I want something to happen, and it's odds of happening are up to random chance, I DO NOT talk about it beforehand.

If I want it not to rain, I try not to even think to myself "there probably won't be rain", because if I do, it'll rain.

DckcheeseMcDoogles

"The closer I am..."

The closer i am sleeping to the right side of the bed, the more vivid, intense, and terrifying my dreams are. The closest i am to the left side, i wake up remembering absolutely nothing. This is something I've proven to myself countless times over but nobody believes me.

Cheriearie

"There's a dimension..."

There's a dimension for each work of fiction ever created, where it is the reality and our world is one of their fiction.

FlaxSeedBP

"Sometimes I get the idea..."

Sometimes I get the idea in my head that other people can read my mind, and I'm going to humiliate myself by thinking embarrassing thoughts. It's not a hardcore belief, but it pops up way too often.

There's no proof at all that any sort of psychic exists, let alone that they'll be standing in the lobby of my office building.

Beefy_Bureaucrat

"The few days before a full moon..."

The few days before a full moon, my patients go crazy. Getting a laboring patient ready for a c/section will prevent the c/section. A change in weather will make patient's "water break." My 15 year old son was abducted by aliens and they left a hateful changeling in his place.

goodtoknowthattoo

"I legit warn people..."

My Jeep has a curse. It's a '96 and if anyone suggests I replace it or make fun of it because it's ooooooolllllddddddd (runs fine, costs nothing to insure, paid in full), in less that a week, something catastrophic happens to their vehicle. The first time, it was a joke. The second time, it was a joke. It's been about 5 times now, I legit warn people. Three times have been engine failures to 3 different people.

thebastardsagirl

"There's a theory..."

There's the theory that lizard people have infiltrated our society, lurking disguised as celebrities and politicians. Now, I don't know about that but no one can tell me that Mitch McConnell isn't actually a turtle in disguise.

Kanotari

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Sometimes I think back to a teacher I had when I was a kid who demanded to know whether any of us were "raised in a barn" in response to crappy behavior. Namely littering. She hated littering. Can you blame her? It's a horrible habit and some people do it with no sense of shame. She dedicated much of her time to telling students to pick up after themselves and dispose of things properly. For that, I'm thankful.

But why didn't anyone else get the memo? The trash I see on the streets is obscene.

People had lots of thoughts to share after Redditor SneakyStriedker876 asked the online community,

"What seemingly uncivilized thing is commonplace in society?"
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This thought process has emerged from experience. I have received some trash presents over the years and now I'm too old to pretend you just went crazy while shopping. Like... "do you even know me?!"

Redditor u/sulemannkhann wanted to hear all about the presents some of us have received that we prayed, came with a receipt, by asking:

What's the worst birthday gift you ever got?
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I'm still on the fence about this whole extraterrestrial situation. I need more proof. Now I'm not naive enough to think that in this vast, endless universe only the human race exists. I just need proof, tangible, solid, didn't see it from my trailer through beer goggles proof.

I also need proof about the afterlife, another out there topic. Truth be told, I've never been that into this whole conversation. I've got enough daily problems on this planet, let alone worrying about making Will Smith's biggest hits into documentaries and not just popcorn/comedy space farce.

But let's compare thoughts...

Redditor u/ValencikHannibal197 wanted to discuss life beyond this planet, what do we really think? They asked:

What's the best theory on UFOs or aliens you've ever heard??
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