Michael Shermer at TED2010

  • Speaking at TED2010
  • February 2010
  • Long Beach, CA

The pattern behind self-deception : Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things -- from alien abductions to dowsing rods -- boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.

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