Michael Shermer, Ph. D., is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine (www.skeptic.com), the director of the Skeptics Society, the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology, and a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is the author of How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science, Denying History and The Borderlands of Science.
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.