Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.

Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.

This is a fantastic article that teaches how to clearly communicate, regardless of subject matter.

This is a fantastic article that teaches how to clearly communicate, regardless of subject matter.

The pattern behind self-deception

The pattern behind self-deception

Michael Shermer - why people believe weird things.

Michael Shermer - why people believe weird things.

Neurologist VS RAMACHANDRAN ON YOUR MIND. (This is not a photo of VS Ramachandran.) Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

Neurologist VS RAMACHANDRAN ON YOUR MIND. (This is not a photo of VS Ramachandran.) Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

In his March 2017 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American, Michael Shermer discusses the question of whether artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to human beings.

In his March 2017 ‘Skeptic’ column for Scientific American, Michael Shermer discusses the question of whether artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to human beings.

NEW 2017 Graham Hancock, Randall Carlson & Michael Shermer Debate. (HD)

NEW 2017 Graham Hancock, Randall Carlson & Michael Shermer Debate. (HD)

Michael Shermer | Speaker | TED.com

Michael Shermer | Speaker | TED.com

Michael Shermer: Strange beliefs and The pattern behind self-deception TED talks

Michael Shermer: Strange beliefs and The pattern behind self-deception TED talks

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