Delusions, and the people who have them

Peter Cresswell's picture
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-11-16 00:20

Senior Skeptic Michael Shermer has a look at the many delusions afflicting too many people, "from alien encounters to Virgin Mary sightings on pizza pies, to hidden messages revealed while playing "Stairway to Heaven" backwards - and explains the evolutionary and cognitive basis for these lapses in reason."

TED has the video. Robin gets the hat tip.

LINKS: Skeptic founder Michael Shermer on TEDTalks - TED Blog

RELATED: Science, Nonsense, Philosophy

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Ok I admit it

Sandi's picture

I didn't see the monkey.

I was too busy focusing on the task at hand. My tennis coach always told me never to take my eye off the ball, so I always concentrated on just the one (wink).

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