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TED Weekends asks: What do Santa Claus and UFOs have in common?TED Weekends asks: What do Santa Claus and UFOs have in common?

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

Santa Claus and UFOs may indeed have something in common. As Michael Shermer shared at TED2010, they are two things that engage the “belief engine” that is also known as our brains. In his talk, “The pattern behind self-deception,” Shermer debunks superstitions and urban legends and shares why we are prone to believe in them […]