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    Default Why People Believe In Strange Things

    Michael Shermer from Speptic Magazine during his TED talk Monterey, California, TED2006. [about 14mins]


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    BTW.

    I recall some Dylan lyrics...

    "I'll let you be in my dream, if I can be in yours."

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