The majority of chinese can tell what's superstition and what's not
(Drinking herbal tea to cure fever isn't superstition nor ignorance, it's folk remedy based on experience ; claiming TCM can cure deadly diseases better than modern medicine is.
Chigong might improve blood circulation, fine with me, but claiming it psychokinesis is superstition)
But in india, many traditional myths are popped up, by politicians as well as by nationalistic scientists,or may I called it institutionised superstitions:
3) In india, u can get a degree in astrology. Astrology declared a science by indian court:
4)According to what I read, during the 70s, there was a popularist indian politician by the name narain who claimed the hindu elephant god garnesh was the result of advanced vedic xeno transplant technology that joined an elephant head to a human torso. I once put forwards the sayings of this chap to an indian I knew;his answer was, it fit the indian pride setting well and it worked.
Remember all the CMF posts on cow urine therapy?
The psychology behind it isn't too difficult to understand, It's like a mother due to whatever reasons gave birth to a deformed baby but she kept insisting the baby was normal and said she was very proud of the baby