My name is Konrad Talmont-Kaminski and I am superstitious. Just like everyone else. Superstition is a universal human trait. It has been with us at least since ancient times and probably since before we were mammals, and it will almost definitely survive in some form so long as humanity survives in some form. In the meanwhile, I am trying to understand it.
I am a lecturer at the Warsaw University of Finance and Management, where I work in the Psychology Department. My research focusses upon understanding rationality and irrationality. Superstition makes for a fascinating case study. It allows me to bring together a variety of outlooks on the issue: be they from philosophy, psychology, biology, history, anthropology or any other discipline. It also allows me to chuckle at the foolishness of humans, myself included.