It’s funny to say that we are more likely tending to believe things are connected, especially when we are in danger, having feelings of uncertainty and out of control.
We try to make things in order and being understood. The example of the hominid explains why the natural selection for a propensity for our brain engines is always the false positive. In such situations, obviously, it’s better to take safe actions in case of being a lunch of the predator. Those who do not do so are more likely to be killed. Like Michael Shermer said, “You’ve been taken out of the gene pool”