For whatever reason(s), some folks just need to believe in the unbelieveable.
The level of belief, and the actions of the individual, indicate how emotionally driven their thinking patterns are. Thinking is one thing, but when free will is altered by the embrace of unproven concepts, and action is taken in support of such, I don't think that's progress.
Almost 200 years into the "Age of Enlightenment", and the superstitions are more widespread than ever. Why??? What's wrong with us? Is this the best we can manage, mass delusions?