Michael Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, the executive director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. His books include In Darwin's Shadow, The Borderlands of Science, Denying History, How We Believe and Why People Believe Weird Things. He lives in southern California.
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.