Hi readers. When something doesn’t march lockstep to scientific theory it’s superstition. So a lot of what honest-to-goodness scientists spend their time doing is finding out whether what they’re observing is superstitious or not.
I was having a plague of flies around the door to the RV because of the cat food in bowls inside the door. The neighbor told me he’d had good luck running most of the flies off by putting water in baggies and hanging them around.
“Hmmmm. Superstitious flies he’s got up there,” thinks I. “Wonder if it’s the same breed trying to eat the cat food.”
So naturally I gave it a try. Swarms of hundreds of flies are darting around ten feet from the door but not approaching. These are obviously the superstitious flies.
Naturally being a scientific sort of guy I don’t pay much heed to superstitious flies. But the scientific ones piss me off enough to swat them because the theories they guide their lives by aren’t the same ones I’ve memorized to say to people.