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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..."

Giphy

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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