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Michael Shermer: Das Muster hinter Selbsttäuschung.

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Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things

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Michael Shermer ist der Meinung, dass sich die menschliche Neigung, seltsame Sachen zu glauben — von der Entführung durch Außerirdische bis hin zu Wünschelruten — auf zwei grundlegende, fest im Gehirn verwurzelte Überlebensfertigkeiten reduzieren lässt. Er erklärt welche das sind und wie sie uns in Schwierigkeiten bringen.

Michael Shermer debunks myths, superstitions and urban legends — and explains why we believe them. Along with publishing Skeptic Magazine, he's author of Why People Believe Weird Things and The Mind of the Market. Full bio
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