On why people believe strange things: Michael Shermer

Skeptic Society founder Michael Shermer dedicates his life to debunking myths, superstitions and urban legends, and also explaining why we believe them.

In this utterly brilliant TED talk, Michael shows us how, by telling someone what to hear (in a piece of backwards music) you can make anyone hear whatever you want them to hear, with enough manipulation.

I wonder if this sounds familiar to anyone watching the US presidential race?

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