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Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things

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Michael Shermer explica que la tendencia humana de creer en cosas extrañas (desde abducciones de extraterrestres hasta varillas radiestésicas) se resume en dos de las capacidades de supervivencia más básicas del cerebro. Explica cuáles son y cómo nos meten en problemas.

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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