Healthy (and humorous) skepticism.

Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer is the founder of Skeptic magazine and the author of several books. He’s quoted often in Dawkins’ The God Delusion. He’s also rather a nice chap. I know this because a few years ago he was cycling high up in the Tuscan hills above Cortona and had a puncture, and I happened to pass by and give him a lift down to his hotel, so got a chance to chat to him.

OK – enough name-dropping. The point of this post is that he gave a splendid talk at TED, which is great fun and definitely well worth 17 mins of your time. You can watch it or download a higher-resolution version here.

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