I love Phil Plait! You can't miss this. No. Really! You can't miss this.

Yes, I do love Phil Plait, I do – and my crush is absolutely justified.

He tweeted:

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and tweeted again:

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If you have a Twitter account, you can retweet this using the “retweet” button right inside  the tweet up here, or here is the Twitter link so you can retweet it from the web app, if you would please be so kind.

Which leads to… that he totally posted and pimped out his appearance live on our show on his blog! Here’s an excerpt:

Two Sunday radio interviews | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

I’ll be on the Think Atheist radio/podcast at 8:00 Eastern (US) time (midnight UT), and this one is live! So you can call in and ask questions. If you need more info, a pink unicorn will help:

So there you go. Mark your calendar! Twice!



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The pattern behind self-deception

Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble.