Why do we engage in superstition?
My thought is that if you want to know something about the world or how things work you put the effort in to learn about it. Then after some time of study you genuinely know about the subject you were interested in.
I want to know people's opinions on why superstition still pervades even at a time where the resources for understanding are literally at our fingertips.
*By superstition I mean anything from luck (don't walk under a ladder) to more elaborate ideas and rituals.