Humans always have the need to explain what is going on around them. We find assurance when we feel in control and informed. This is why many people believe in different forms of pseudoscience. Chapter 1 discusses what science is, and what science is not. Science is something that can be tested, but many forms of pseudoscience cannot be proven or disproven. People can take pseudoscience too far, especially when it comes to finding meaning in random phenomena. In 2004, a woman sold a piece of toast for 28,000 dollars. Who would pay that much for toast? Well, this toast appeared to have the face of the Virgin Mary singed into it. The woman who sold the toast claimed that it had given her extra luck. We hear stories about food shaped in special ways somewhat often. People are quick to believe that these food items are lucky or hold powers. We must be careful of what we believe in, and not always be so quick to believe in the supernatural. Virgin Mary toast is cool, but in the end, it's just toast.
Toast Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4034787.stm