Belief without facts
Facts are often in dispute these days. From the conspiracy over where the President was born to alternative theories about 9/11, there remains polarization over matters in which the evidence seems unequivocal. Why do many people remain unconvinced by facts?
- Michael Shermer: Executive director of the Skeptics Society, founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, and columnist for Scientific American. His newest book is "the Believing Brain."
- Matt Welch: Editor in chief of Reason Magazine.