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34 Answers About Belief

broadcast August 2011 | Comments Off

In this YouTube video series for, Michael Shermer answers 34 questions about belief and rationality. is an education-based website revolving around original video content filmed in Santa Monica, CA. The site aims to help people learn how to do anything and everything.

Among the 34 videos, you’ll find:

Below is the second of the 34 videos. The entire series (total running time: 50 min. 32 seconds) can be viewed as a playlist on YouTube.

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Mr. Deity and the Believing Brain

broadcast August 2011 | Comments Off

Mr. Deity seeks help from Michael Shermer to make his creatures more gullible.

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Center for Inquiry hosts Shermer in NY
on The Believing Brain

broadcast June 2011 | comments (1)

On June 9, 2011, the Center for Inquiry (New York City) and NYC Skeptics hosted noted skeptic and bestselling author Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. The event was held at the Auditorium on Broadway. Full lecture, followed by Q&A.

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Mr. Deity and the Skeptic

broadcast September 2009 | comments (8)

Skeptic Michael Shermer pleads his case before Jesus and Mr. Deity.
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On the Modern History of Skepticism

broadcast August 2009 | Comments Off

In this interview with Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch, shot at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, Shermer talks about the history of modern skepticism, the connection between evolution and market economics, and how President Barack Obama is better than his predecessor on science.

Shot and edited by Dan Hayes

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