Michael Shermer Quotes

Michael Shermer Quotes: When alien abductees recount to me their stories, I do not deny that they had a real experience.
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Michael Shermer Quote: People have a hard time accepting free-market economics for the same reason they have a hard time accepting evolution: it is counterintuitive. Life looks intelligently designed, so our natural inclination is to infer that there must be an intelligent designer--a God. Similarly, the economy looks designed, so our natural inclination is to infer that we need a designer--a government. In fact, emergence and complexity theory explains how the principles of self-organization and emergence cause complex systems to arise from simple systems without a top-down designer.
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Quotes about Michael Shermer: We want to be open-minded enough to accept radial new ideas when they occasionally come along, but we don't want to be so open-minded that our brains fall out.
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Quote about Michael Shermer: Skepticism is not a position; skepticism is an approach to claims, in the same way that science is not a subject but a method.
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Michael Shermer Sayings: Myths are about the human struggle to deal with the great passages of time and life--birth, death, marriage, the transitions from childhood to adulthood to old age. They meet a need in the psychological or spiritual nature of humans that has absolutely nothing to do with science. To try to turn a myth into a science, or a science into a myth, is an insult to myths, an insult to religion, and an insult to science. In attempting to do this, creationists have missed the significance, meaning, and sublime nature of myths. They took a beautiful story of creation and re-creation and ruined it.
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Michael Shermer Saying: Accepting evolution does not force us to jettison our morals and ethics, and rejecting evolution does not ensure their constancy.
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Sayings about Michael Shermer: In science , all conclusions are provisional, subject to new evidence and better arguments, the very antithesis of religious faith.
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Saying about Michael Shermer: Myths, whether in written or visual form, serve a vital role of asking unanswerable questions and providing unquestionable answers. Most of us, most of the time, have a low tolerance for ambiguity and uncertainty. We want to reduce the cognitive dissonance of not knowing by filling the gaps with answers. Traditionally, religious myths have served that role, but today
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