FDR3587 Why Skepticism Is Important | Michael Shermer and Stefan Molyneux

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Why is skepticism important? What methodology do you use to determine the difference between truth and falsehood? Dr. Michael Shermer joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the nature of human belief, removing the intensity from the climate change discussion, the disembowelment of religion without constructing a new system of ethics, replacing god with large government, delaying gratification, the importance of impulse control, ending poverty worldwide, why determinism fails and much much more!
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of many popular books, including his most recent “Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye.”
Website: http://www.michaelshermer.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelshermer
Skeptic Magazine: http://www.skeptic.com
Skeptic: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-skeptic
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Why Darwin Matters: http://www.fdrurl.com/ms-why-darwin-matters
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