11/15/2006                                                                                       View Comments

Michael Shermer on TEDTalks



Michael Shermer takes us on a hilarious romp through the strange claims we humans put forth as truth — from alien encounters to Virgin Mary sightings on pizza pies, to hidden messages revealed while playing "Stairway to Heaven" backwards — and explains the evolutionary and cognitive basis for these lapses in reason. Don't miss the one-minute challenge testing your own observational skills...

4 comments:

twincats said...

I counted 15 passes and TOTALLY missed the guy in the ape suit!!

9g said...

I counted 16, missed the guy in the ape suit and on the replay thought the trick was people were PRETENDING to throw the ball until the ape walking in. That was a good one.

Audie said...

The number of passes is not important. What mattered is that you missed the guy in the ape suit.

Dave Harty said...

Did anyone see the guy in the ape suit singing stairway to Heaven backwards?