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Why people believe weird things

Skeptic Michael Shermer debunks myths, superstitions and urban legends — and explains why we believe them. Along with publishing Skeptic Magazine, he’s author of Why People Believe Weird Things and The Mind of the Market. In this fascinating TED talk, he poses the thought-provoking question of why people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in “Stairway to Heaven”, for instance. Using video and music, he shows how we convince ourselves to believe — and overlook the facts. Watch this video to dive deep into the reasoning behind the reason why people believe weird things…

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