MICHAEL SHERMER

GPS FOR THE SOUL
RELIGION
BOOKS
RELIGION
TED WEEKENDS
"Self-deception" might seem like a fairly heavy-handed term to use in describing the average 5-year-old's belief in Santa Claus. So let's extend the metaphor, as Michael Shermer does, back to our ancestors.
TED WEEKENDS
We need to trust that the facts, concepts, and explanations that we get from the people around us are generally truthful. There is so much to learn, that when we are exposed to an idea our default is to believe that it is true.
EDUCATION
Have you ever wondered why otherwise intelligent people believe things that don't seem to be grounded in reality or reason?
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