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Michael Shermer at TED Talk 2005

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Duke Dicky, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Duke Dicky

    Duke Dicky Active Member

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    Michael Shermer at TED Talk 2005

    http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/tedtalksplayer.cfm?key=m_shermer&flashEnabled=1

    Skeptic Magazine founder Michael Shermer takes us on a hilarious romp through the strange claims we humans put forth as truth - from alien encounters to Virgin Mary sightings on pizza pies, to hidden messages revealed while playing "Stairway to Heaven" backwards - and explains the evolutionary and cognitive basis for these lapses in reason. Don't miss the one-minute challenge testing your own observational skills... Shermer is the founder/publisher of Skeptic Magazine, and author of several books, including Why People Believe Weird Things.
     
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  2. PantySnatcher

    PantySnatcher Gomorrahite

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    That was probably the most entertaining lecture I've ever heard. Except for when my 6th grade history teacher came to class drunk.
     
  3. Duke Dicky

    Duke Dicky Active Member

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    Thanks. I think more people need to watch this.
     
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    i love these TED talks. Especially that 14 year old pianist, she was amazing
     
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    Everything he said I already knew. He sounds a lot like that Kent Hovind dumbass - which I really dislike.
     
  6. Bekkton

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    Wow Duke, GREAT FIND. I can't beleive I didn't notice it...
    Thats amazing.
     
  7. EuphoricAgony

    EuphoricAgony Pastafarian

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    The ending was great. Auctually made me laugh.
     
  8. fleetze

    fleetze Noob

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    It'd be hard to find two people with philosophies more different than those two. Hovind is a garbage dealer. He moves quickly between "arguments", but if you slow it down and pick it apart they don't stand up to any kind of logical scrutiny. In fact, much of what he says is simply incorrect.

    Shermer, being a practiced speaker, also moves quickly, but that's where the similarities end. He doesn't claim certainty, which should always be a warning flag to anyone's ears. In fact, he encourages questioning, testing, adjusting.

    Again, the two men couldn't be any more different and I find it almost comical that anyone would find Hovind and Shermer similar.
     
  9. Duke Dicky

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    I loved the part with the church and the palm trees. That's rich!
     
  10. fumanchu

    fumanchu 登記的用戶

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    lol that video w/ the basketballs was interesting, i didn't see that *cough* the first time!
    the nun bun cracked me up too.
     

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