D.J. Grothe on the Value of Skepticism, or, ‘Protecting Yourself From Quacks, Crooks & Cons’
This podcast could also be titled, “The Easiest Person to Fool: You.” One skill we Homo sapiens are adept at is fooling ourselves. Charlatans, frauds and cheats depend on this, and make a very good living at taking advantage of our flawed human nature and our propensity to believe some really goofy things. D.J. Grothe, President of the James Randi Educational Foundation, discusses how we can protect ourselves from these liars and scam artists, and explains why science and skepticism are so important.
(42 minutes, 29 seconds, 20:39 MB)
Check out the James Randi Educational Foundation’s website here. If you think you have special powers and would like to win $1 million, download an application here. To see Grothe and JREF’s zombie horde challenge the quackery of James Van Praagh, click here.