by Michael Shermer
Michael Shermer is an editor of Skeptic Magazine and has been fighting against non-scientific method based “facts” for many years. His latest book explains how humans have evolved to form beliefs first and then find evidence that supports those beliefs. He looks at how beliefs are formed and refutes the methods many believers use to “prove” those beliefs in regards to several very interesting topics, such as alien abduction, the paranormal, religion, and conspiracy theories. I think his books are fascinating. He can also be seen on YouTube giving a TED talk on some of these subjects.