Risk Rage – Why Do Smart People Believe Dumb Things?

Risk Science Unplugged presents Risk Rage from UM Risk Science Center on Vimeo.

Why do intelligent people sometimes believe dumb things? Science communicator Craig Cormick talks with Di Bowman about the social values that govern much public perception of risk, and how they affect the decisions people make.

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About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • redwood

    Fascinating explanations about why people believe certain ways. I wish he could have elaborated more on how to get people out of certain anti-science or anti-reality beliefs but it sounds like it’s not easy. Mr. Cormick is an excellent communicator and it was a pleasure listening to someone speak so clearly and accurately.


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