How skepticism can fight radicalism, conspiracy theorists, and Holocaust deniers | Michael Shermer

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Liberal college students have taken to shouting down certain right-leaning speakers on campus that they don’t agree with. Michael Shermer, the publisher of …


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Mein Sohn April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Hilarious video.

A plane impacts a 110 story building above the 90th floor. Short time later, 20 stories crush 90 stories down to the ground in 11 secs.

Issac Newton would have something to say about that !

Cir0c 0boma April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

(((SKEPTICISM))) Oy fucking vey

Zach E April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Evolution is a lie

Jay Paglia April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Shermer fundamentally thinks skepticism is believing whatever the dominant ideology is. Furthermore, he is a terrible debater…

jahi akinwole April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

I'm not so sure this strategy works in a racist society. Both liberal and conservative whites tend to agree that Black ppl are the problem, not white supremacy and no matter what amount of evidence Blk scholars and researchers marshal to prove their contentions white america is content to ignore it and go on with business as usual.

Lute The Mage April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Wtf has happened to Big Think? I am tired of this radical left agenda. This show has become a brainwashing machine. Stick to science.

pittkendoka April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

lately i see a lot of conspiracy nuts calling themselves skeptics.

Troll Mctrollerson April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Havnt watched it yet but I can feel a 8.4 coming on the cringeometer

ᛗᛟᚱᛒᛁᛞ April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

oy never forget six trillion of the Chosen Peoples were killed by Aryan monsters such as yourself. Please ignore the other massacres of the twentieth century; they are insignificant compared to the Shoah. Oy vey, I myself was gassed over six billion times and it gave me the most terrible fibromyalgia. I had to survive on nothing but gefilte fish and babka to keep my bowels resilient. Ooh!

NPC #345667564 April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Great propaganda throw Haulocaust Deniers into the same box as Flat-earthers and lizard people believers….what a joke.

NPC #345667564 April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

I have yet to find anyone to give me good facts as to why millions were gassed and cremated in Nazi Germany….just yelling, crying and "look at the testimonials.'

RouX Renard April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Michael should head up 'The Government Would Never Lie To Us Movement'… because believing that will make us ALL skeptics, or should that be sheeptics?

Eric Smith April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Michael shermer was beaten by david cole in the 1990s. Old news

Aztech355 April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

How about realism? Facts are facts. I don't believe "everything" is a conspiracy, but I'm not going to be naive either.

happylittlemy April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

I wish I had friends that would sit in a circle with me while wearing tinfoil hats and discussing conspiracy theories with me.

Scratch that, I wish I had friends in general. :')

Casey Coyle April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

This is hateful trash.
I recommend everyone flag and report this as hateful bullying.

Brad Booker April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Look everyone it's "Michael "I trust everything the government tells me" Shermer"! The biggest fraud of "Skepticism" since 9/11! But please Micheal, teach these sheep to believe everything you see on the mainstream Media! Remember kids, "if it's on the internet, it's fake." -Micheal Shermer 2011, on TED What a disgusting human being. Micheal Shermer would be disappointed in you Michael Shermer. Have you forgot your 25 Fallacies on Thinking? Because you have failed on 7 of these 25 Fallacies on what articles, and mainstream Media you have gone onto. Sad world we will in folks.

Deogen April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Oy gevalt!

pieter lucas maria lemmens April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Nobody can beat the baptist bible nuts. They are caged in their conspiracies in its shell.

Clayay! Husain April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Things been kept extremely Top Secret since 20th century:

Advanced Technologies have been kept Top Secret and rest of the world has extremely Obsolete technologies.

1. Non mainstream Government of USA and Soviet have top secret Brain control, Brain memory reading, and Brain Programming technologies.

2. Cold war was a race towards extremely advanced complete brain control technology between Soviet and America.

3.Soviet is not dead it is still functioning and still engages in top secret Scientific researches.

4. Everyones thoughts, memories and brains EEG activity is monitored 24/7 via microwave and photonic signals to these secret government

5. Trump is not part of the secret government and is just a pawn

6. These governments possess technologies to wipe out entire life from Earth through photonic signals and microwaves which remotely stop brain activity or hearts pump .

7.They can manipulate your behaviour by customising neuron signals in your brain.

8. They have telepathy technology.

9. They can read your brains memory , even the deep memories that you don't remember.They can get full control of you memories.

10. They have the brain and it's memory synced to the point of each neuron signal and synapses, therefore they have knowledge and skills and experience of the worlds population including many animals!

11. They have technology to remember everything at all times ! Even other people's memories are remembered 24/7 by them.

12. They can plant Artificial memories And you would recall them as real.

13. They store these memories in their bases in satellites and extremely secret and hidden areas all around the solar system.

14. They can manipulate and induce dreams.

15. They can program your brain and make you do exactly what they want you to.

16. They can gain full control of your brain in real time.

17. They have supplementary memory chips attached to brains where your memory can be stored and transferred.

18. I have been subject of top secret science experiment on brain control

19. Staged scenes would play out in front of me on streets whereby strangers seem to know my thoughts exactly and give glances as though they are talking to me

20. My thoughts were synced to my colleagues and thereby they knew what I thought of them.

21. They have technology to upload your brain to neuron based computers thereby making you immortal this has been kept as top secret by government .

22. They can erase the entire brain of someone and plant another persons memories and other brains neuronic contents ,there by making multiple copies of themselves and also giving them the ability to make them immortal.

23. Streaming visual data directly through the eyes.

24. There are many other technologies kept secret by USA and USSRs secret governments, if all obscured and secret technologies were exposed we would be 100 years into future!

25. pity that the public could never comprehend such technologies if such are kept top secret and the people who speak otherwise are deemed mentally ill.

Electromagnetic waves and photon Signals can deactivate entire or part of your brains without requiring any transmitter or signal receiver as neurons in our brain directly respond to such signals and there's no data required to be sent back, But for transferring brains data ,memory, thoughts in brains and implanting artificial memories and for conducting telepathy it would require a transmitter to send signals back for a 2 way communication, government has nano technology to answer that, the nanotech can be made into the brains of the masses by eatables, in each blood transfuse cycle these nanotechnology transmitters and receptors will get deposited into the skull and brain and thereby transmit signals or they can be simply implanted into the memory part of brain called hippocampus to gain access to people memory on demand!

ai jao April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

oh vey never forget the 6 trillion , schindlers list proves it too , i remember as it was yesterday how they tried to gas me with diesel i mean Zyklon B can you deny it goy when this makes so much sense ?? Everybody knows that this is the most efficient way to kill us chosen people , way easier than letting people starve like we did to the Ger….oh eh nevermind goy please spread my story and get 1 shekel for every newly convinced sheep…i mean person…sry for my blips ,after all it was REAL in my MIND

Carl Benjewmin April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

pretty big brained

Joseph S April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

6,000.000 – I think not. Welcome to the (((New World Order)))!!!

Django Freeman April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Who gives a fuck what minority thinks? Neo nazis are extreme minority everywere. They don't count for 0.001% of population in the west. Neo communists have alot more support but that's a story for another day. The liberal and socialist media are the problem. They report about neo nazis like there are 30% of population not 0.001%. If they don't report about them everybody will forget that they exist and they will eventually disapear, but like this you are only giving them what they want and that's publicity. There isn't one country on the world that is run by 0.005% because of leftist media in US who portrait's it like that. Who gives a fuck about alt right, antifa and other minorities?!? They are only monsters because you wanted and created them to be.

Wilhelm April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Ehmm I am going to look into the Revisionist thing now.
You're not adressing this well man.

John Dinsky April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Shermer the squirmer was destroyed when he tried to debate revisionists.

Watch him on youtube get flogged by Mark Weber.

Jamie Dorsey April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

I agree with Michael Shermer on how important freedom of speech and thought are to promote the best ideas and keep us on track. What really scares me about the movement against free speech from the justice movement is if I think about how its usually the olds who argue for free speech and the youth who feel justified in suppressing it. Can the olds push back this trend or will free speech slowly die one coffin at a time?

JxJxJxJx April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

If he was intellectually honest he'd be steelmanning other peoples arguments instead of saying them in the most derisive arrogant way possible…

BUSY BUSINESS April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Mother Nature always will have its way even the nature of man and that is to dominate the other man even at the cost of a sea of blood. Eventually Mother Nature will catch up with us, just because it didn’t happen in your life time does not mean it won’t happen. The Bible is right on about the mark of the beast. System of control as fiat currency is becoming worthless paper and money Trade is now more prevalent in chips,phones and internet. Gold will be outlawed, the Bible saids people will be throwing it out on the streets.The banks are ready own the world but we will be sheep on a leash at that time.

xadam2dudex April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

To say you are a scientist and then to close your mind to facts off hand is not to be a scientist

Tom April 13, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Can Jordan Peterson be fought with Skepticism? Is Rational Skepticism strong enough to take on Fascist Mythicism?

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