You may think you’re a skeptic, but are you really as free from superstition as you think you are? Matthew Hutson thinks not. The author of "The Seven Laws of Magical Thinking" joins Massimo and Julia on this episode of Rationally Speaking to discuss some common, innate forms of superstition that affect even self-identified skeptics, and why the human brain is predisposed to magical thinking. Along the way, the three debate: Overall, are our superstitions good for us?
Matthew’s picks: "Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition," "SuperSense, " and "The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life"