Why Do Self-Described Skeptics Sometimes Believe in Pseudoscience and Conspiracy Theories? April 10, 2016

Why Do Self-Described Skeptics Sometimes Believe in Pseudoscience and Conspiracy Theories?

If you, like me, are obsessed with Survivor, then you’re no doubt a fan of Yau-Man Chan. He appeared on two seasons of the show, where he was a fan favorite.

Chan also happens to be an atheist. In a talk for the Atheist Community of San Jose, Chan spoke about the weird fact that even self-proclaimed skeptics can end up believing in all sorts of pseudoscience and conspiracy theories.

Yau-ManTalk

True story: I once ran into Chan at The Amazing Meeting and it made my life. The man is awesome.

I haven’t had a chance to watch the whole talk, but if any moments stand out to you, please leave the timestamp/summary in the comments below!


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