Magical Thinking and Scientific Thought

How magical thinking haunts our everyday language, and fossilized ideas live on in even the most sophisticated science

[Personally, I shall maintain faith in the principle of eternal folly, comforted by the thought that nearly every idea that ever crosses my mind is most likely unoriginal or wrong, or both – though just occasionally our grey matter is actually capable of producing something new. A suitably humbling sentiment as I set up my telescope for another night of astro-whatever.]

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