Michael Shermer on TEDTalks | Rickard Andersson

Michael Shermer on TEDTalks

Found this little gem while planlessly surfing around.

Skeptic Magazine founder Michael Shermer takes us on a hilarious romp through the strange claims we humans put forth as truth – 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. Don’t miss the one-minute challenge testing your own observational skills… Shermer is the founder/publisher of Skeptic Magazine, and author of several books, including Why People Believe Weird Things. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 17:29)

The one minute ball passing test completely got me. Check it out.

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One comment

  1. mat
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 06:57 | Permalink

    Excellent. The reason why I’ll be late this morning for work ;)

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