Embedded Player Ever consulted a pet psychic? Swear you saw a UFO? Do you avoid walking under ladders for fear of inviting bad luck? Why do we believe in strange things? NPR's Ira Flatow leads a discussion about science, pseudoscience and the nature of scientific proof. Are we skeptical enough?


Michael Shermer
* Founding Publisher, Skeptic magazine
* Director, Skeptics Society
* Author, "Skeptic" column, Scientific American magazine
* Author, Why People believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of our Time, (W.H. Freeman/Owl Books, 2002)
* Author, In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Stuart Vyse
* Author, Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition (Oxford University Press, 1997)
* Chair, Psychology Department, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut