One day as you walk past a bookstore you see your favorite childhood book. The book sparks memories of your childhood and suddenly you find yourself in a daze thinking of your best friend, Anne, from when you were in middle school. A few short days later you receive and unexpected phone call from Anne. It is easy to jump to conclusions that this incident was a sign from some supernatural power, but it's just as likely that it was simple occurrence of chance.
Pseudosciences are a common because people think they seem scientific when in reality they are not. The human brain can not be blamed for trying to make connections between events that are neither internally nor externally connected. Pseudoscientific claims can give people a false sense comfort and a fallacious feeling of being in control (Lilienfeld 16). Being able to distinguish pseudoscience from scientific science is important because people need to realize that so many products are created to make people feel better. Astrology and horoscopes are two major products that give people a false sense of control over the unknown. pseudosciences can become dangerous when people start planning their day based off of their horoscope or start depending their lives on their zodiac signs. These false comforts can be deadly.