Monday, September 19, 2011

Children and superstition

"You say you're worried about children; I'm not worried about children, I'm worried about 'grown-ups'.

"These are the ones who vote. These are the ones who tell you, 'the world is coming to an end in 2012!' Kids don't say that, grown-ups do.

"Grown-ups say 'read me my horoscope and tell me when I'll find money tomorrow!' Grown-ups say this, not children. Children do not read horoscopes. Children are perfectly happy counting through the number 13. Children aren't afraid to walk under ladders. They see a black cat cross their path and they say 'look! kitty, kitty' and want to pet it, not run in the other direction.

"Children are not the problem here!"

(Neil deGrasse Tyson)

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