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Dr. Lisa Bitel on religious pareidolia

Bad Astronomy
By Phil Plait
Jan 14, 2009 7:16 PMNov 5, 2019 7:13 AM


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While looking for the Neil Tyson clip I recently posted, I found this one with Dr. Lisa Bitel, Professor of History and Gender Studies at USC. She's talking pareidolia, so I watched it with some amusement. I'm glad people are talking about this, but I think Dr. Bitel may have missed the obvious fact that the Weekly World News probably maybe sorta Photoshopped that picture of the devil in clouds over DC. Anyway, the full program is online, and is pretty interesting.

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