Michael Shermer, Why People Believe Weird Things

This video offers a humorous look and insightful at our patterns of thinking.  Apply it to yourself, as well as to media patterns and the news flow coming out of political organizations.

You may laugh at the video’s examples, but we actually used to listen to records (The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Frank Zappa, for instance) for these hidden messages or peer into the images of ice cubes in drink ads (or the camel in the cigarette ad) for symbols.  And you thought that this all started with Dan Brown’s books!