About This Episode
In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination—or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience.
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In This Episode
HostNeil deGrasse Tyson
Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine; Author of “Why People Believe Weird Things"; Producer and Co-host of Exploring the Unknown
Magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. JREF sponsors the annual “Amazing Meeting” and also offers a prize of one million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties.