Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things

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.
Part I

Part II

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4 responses to “Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things

  1. I love the TED talks. This one was quite good to help us remember what we know always isn’t so. Thanks.

  2. artofspeaking

    I agree Dave. The humor in the speech makes it more interesting.

    Regards,
    Santosh

  3. Nice example. This crosses over into the law of attraction. You see what you are ready/willing to see…..

    http://mcarthursrant.blogspot.com/2007/03/from-loci-to-law-of-attraction.html

  4. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, D.

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