In a world fully mapped and explored, a world where rational, scientific answers can be made for basically everything, some people are left disenchanted.
Where’s the mystery, they ask. What is left to be discovered? As the writer Colin Dickey proposes in his new book, that’s where fringe theories come in. Bigfoot. Aliens. The lost continents of Atlantis and Lemuria. They give people reason to believe in a world of wonder, but belief in the unexplained can also lead people to doubt fact, and to disregard the very real and important methods of science. Dickey joins us to explore the role that these outlandish ideas play in the lives of so many Americans.