Why People Believe Strange Things

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+28 1. manro commented 11 years ago

One miracle per building. >:)
Love the TED.
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+10 2. beerholder commented 11 years ago

Katie Melua owned on the last part.

Remembers me of the time when Neil DeGrasse Tyson complained to James Cameron that at the end of Titanic the star disposition wasn't accurate to the one at that certain time and location. To which Cameron responded: "Titanic sold 1.4 billion dollars. Imagine how much we could sell if we got the star map right."
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+4 3. 2876065 commented 11 years ago

Excellent!
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-12 4. Chogath commented 11 years ago

the only prob is that hes speaking fast like a RedNeck plus my not so good english makes me understand the half of what he says :'(
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+6 5. Heun commented 11 years ago

Nice video's lately snotr! :)
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+7 6. Voutelamberopipi commented 11 years ago

Funny thing, if you watch this video backwards, at one point he clearly says "Yghang fi irtupbaa ooawh it aaargh." That creeped me out.
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+15 7. thoruus commented 11 years ago

#4 Well, He speaks fast indeed, but your poor english is not the reason to call people rednecks. And if you really want to understand the other half of that great speech (and improve your english) try here with subtitles: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_on_believing_strange_things.html
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+6 8. irishgek commented 11 years ago

What the hell that audio illusion freaked me out ....that was just brilliant ! our brains are so small and fallible to such simple trickery !
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-1 9. mashkalji commented 11 years ago

skepticism is good for science, but sometimes it could prevent us from new discoveries.
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+1 10. Koletzkii commented 11 years ago

How cool is that? How cool is he!
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+2 11. Zebedee commented 11 years ago

#9 New discoveries come from our imagination!
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+1 12. ravishi commented 11 years ago

His nose itches so bad when he says all crop circles are fake ;)) he has to rub it twice.
Also when he mentions (several times, every time) the inexistence of intelligent design: itchy-scratchy bigtime.
Yes he itches a lot during this video :D - seems to me he is not so convinced of what he is saying, to put it gently.
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0 13. cyberdevil commented 10 years ago

Haha, inspiring! :D