Neil deGrasse Tyson + Chuck Nice & Michael Shermer

Cosmic Queries – Why do we believe conspiracy theories? with Michael Shermer

01 Nov 2022 • 53 min • EN

Description

Why do rational people believe irrational things? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice break down media literacy, the psychology behind conspiracy theories, and how to combat our cognitive biases with author and science historian, Michael Shermer.

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Photo Credit: Charlie Duke, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

From "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson"