Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check, Beast Of: Superstition
by Gary Niederhoff on October 3, 2011
Part 4 of Skeptic Check, Beast Of, featuring Bruce Hood, cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol in the U.K. and author of The Science of Superstition: How the Developing Brain Creates Supernatural Beliefs.
Nearly 70 years after extraterrestrials supposedly pushed the wrong button in their spacecraft and nose-dived into scrubby ranchland near Roswell, New Mexico, that town is again in the news. ... (read more)