Why do we believe weird things?

Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer appeared at TED (a Technology Entertainment Design conference) in 2006 and presented on “Strange beliefs“.

Recently however, Michio Kaku Spoke with Dr. Michael Shermer. Shermer was the founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, and is the current Executive Director of the Skeptics Society. It’s an interesting listen and The Audio from the Michio interview can be heard here.

If you’re interested, you can read about his book “Why people believe weird things” at his websites.

Dr. Shermer is quite active doing the skeptical track, and at a 2006 TEDtalk, Shermer, using a range of video, images and music to engage the audience, explored a range of phenomena including UFO  sightings, dowsing rods, and electronic voice phenomena (EVP).

Rather amusing.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T_jwq9ph8k