Hi Folks! Today we feature the musings of Jennifer Clarke, who describes herself as “a professional who went back to school at 25 for a Bachelor of Engineering and wishes her mother had been less involved in her life as a teenager.” – L
Subject: Witch Burnings and Litigation
On your blog you wondered why people assumed bad events are somebody’s fault. I think people have always thought that way; in the past they were simply focused on supernatural causes. – Jennifer . C.
Lenore here: I not only agree, I also feel that we make laws, buy products and engage in “safety practices” in our own lives and in schools that are all, at base, superstitious. We are hoping to appease some greater power that will smote us if we don’t obey. Here’s my own piece on that. – L.