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492: Michael Shermer | Why We Believe Weird Things

492: Michael Shermer | Why We Believe Weird Things

Update: 2021-04-087
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Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) is the founder of Skeptic magazine and several books on the nature of belief. He’s the Director of The Skeptics Society, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of science, reason, and critical thinking. He joins us to discuss why people believe weird things. [This is a rebroadcast that originally aired in 2016.]


What We Discuss with Michael Shermer:



  • How do beliefs form and persist even when we know they’re wrong?

  • Why do skeptics (and restaurant owners) scowl at the mention of Uri Geller?

  • Why are smart people even more susceptible to faulty beliefs?

  • How do our genes influence our political and religious beliefs?

  • What’s the difference between a skeptic and a cynic?

  • And much more...


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492: Michael Shermer | Why We Believe Weird Things

492: Michael Shermer | Why We Believe Weird Things

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