How people believe weird things


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By Alexander Carpenter

One of my favorite skeptics, Michael Shermer -- I read his Why People Believe Weird Things in academy -- parses the physical and metaphysical reasons why anyone can walk on fire. If you want more, check out his 14 min. talk at the TED conference.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4132