09 August 2012

Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things

We tend to track, as Shermer points out, the hits and forget the misses. However, one must take the hits and misses together to determine if something is actually substantial. Shermer runs through a series of scenarios to demonstrate that people want to believe in extraordinary things, regardless of whether they are true or not.

Michael Shermer: Why people believe strange things (TED)

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