Michael Shermer is a columnist for Scientific American and the author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things, How We Believe, and The Science of Good and Evil. He is also the publisher of Skeptic magazine, the executive director of the Skeptics Society, and the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. He lives in Los Angeles.
Why do people see the Virgin Mary on a cheese sandwich or hear demonic lyrics in "Stairway to Heaven"? Using video and music, skeptic Michael Shermer shows how we convince ourselves to believe -- and overlook the facts.