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MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their delusions

Postby derrida » 14 Jan 2011, 10:57

this is a great video of Michael Shermer on Stossel
http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html#/v/4466552/do-you-believe-in-psychics-astrology/?playlist_id=87530
[googlevid]http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html#/v/4466552/do-you-believe-in-psychics-astrology/?playlist_id=87530[/googlevid]

and sorry for the title.. im just taking the scescop course on overhyped thread titles
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their dellusio

Postby Arouet » 14 Jan 2011, 11:27

Yeah, not a bad video. I kinda wish Shermer would try and avoid the little quips. He's just not good at them, and appears awkward (especially when he laughs at his own quip before the audience gets it!). He's much better when he's going straight to the substantive stuff.
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their dellusio

Postby derrida » 14 Jan 2011, 14:27

Arouet wrote:Yeah, not a bad video. I kinda wish Shermer would try and avoid the little quips. He's just not good at them, and appears awkward (especially when he laughs at his own quip before the audience gets it!). He's much better when he's going straight to the substantive stuff.


he is always using the same quips
i bet he is incredible at lectures but at 5 minute appearances.. is just the same material.. it quickly gets old..
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their dellusio

Postby NinjaPuppy » 14 Jan 2011, 19:50

It sounds to me as if Mr. Shermer is getting ready to replace James Randi and JREF with his own skeptic society.
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their dellusio

Postby Arouet » 14 Jan 2011, 20:18

NinjaPuppy wrote:It sounds to me as if Mr. Shermer is getting ready to replace James Randi and JREF with his own skeptic society.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skeptics_Society
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their dellusio

Postby NinjaPuppy » 14 Jan 2011, 21:04

Thank you. I see they have been around for more than a few years.
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their delusion

Postby Scepcop » 09 May 2011, 01:47

What does astrology have to do with 9/11 truthers? Your thread title is wrong derrida. Furthermore, you spelled "delusion" wrong so I had to correct it. Sheesh.
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Re: MICHAEL SHERMER makes fun of truthers and their delusion

Postby ProfWag » 09 May 2011, 06:52

Scepcop wrote:What does astrology have to do with 9/11 truthers? Your thread title is wrong derrida. Furthermore, you spelled "delusion" wrong so I had to correct it. Sheesh.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Instead of worrying about how someone who's English is not their primary language, perhaps you should concern yourself with not posting outright lies in your thread titles Scepcop.
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