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- -: Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things

April 15, 2008 (over 9 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Why do people see the Virgin Mary on cheese sandwiches or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video, images and music, professional skeptic Michael Shermer explores these and other phenomena, including UFOs and alien sightings. He offers cognitive context: In th...

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- -: Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

June 14, 2010 (about 7 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things -- from alien abductions to dowsing rods -- boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast...

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- -: Authors@Google: Jack Bowen

April 22, 2010 (over 7 years ago)

Jack Bowen visits Google's San Francisco office to present his book "If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers". This event took place on April 21, 2010, as part of the Authors@Google series. "Imagine speeding along the freeway while your driver, Ludwig Wittgenstein, dissects and ...

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- -: The Evolution of Fairness - Michael Shermer

February 21, 2008 (over 9 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/01/17/Michael_Shermer_Mind_of_the_Market Psychologist Michael Shermer argues that our concept of "fairness" in economics has evolved over time. ----- Michael Shermer discusses his newest book The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans,...

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- -: Dinesh D'Souza: Why the World Is Better Off with Religion

November 22, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/11/15/Debate_The_World_Would_Be_Better_Off_Without_Religion New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza argues that religious people aren't hypocrites simply because they aspire for higher morals and ideals. "Holding up to a standard and falling short ...

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Michael Shermer: The Pattern Behind Self-Deception

February 1, 2010 (over 7 years ago)

Michael Shermer shows how the brain is easily fooled by patterns and our innate ability for preconceptions.

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Source: TED

Michael Shermer: Strange Beliefs

February 1, 2006 (over 11 years ago)

Michael Shermer talks about some unrealistic phenomena that can be quantified and explained by science and skeptic reasoning.

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Source: TED

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