The Top Ten Weirdest Things

By Michael Shermer in Skeptic

Ever since I wrote Why People Believe Weird Things, I have been asked to list the strangest beliefs I’ve come across in my quarter century as a professional skeptic. Naturally, the criteria of what constitutes “weird” is necessarily subjective, so I considered not just the error of the belief but the wider impact the belief has on society.

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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