Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception from TED 2010

…or “My Mind is Playing Tricks on Me.” There is more information in the world around us at any given moment than we realise. To prove my point, just stop for a moment. Have a look around you. What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell, feel or taste? Start writing down everything. Yes everything. Before too long your list of information will stretch onto a second page, and a third, and so on. It’s ridiculous...

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