WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE WEIRD THINGS
FEATURING DR. MICHAEL SHERMER
Friday, October 2, 7pm
J.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium
Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto (1 King's College Circle)
Ever wonder why people believe in UFO abductions, mind-reading, reincarnation, urban legends, not to mention "scientific creationism" and the pernicious myth that the Holocaust never happened?
Dr. Michael Shermer, the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, is a genuine ghost-buster, a relentless crusader against superstition and pseudoscience. Based on his bestselling book, Why People Believe Weird Things, Dr Shermer^Òs lecture will debunk junk science, bad science, voodoo science, pathological science, pseudoscience, and plain old nonsense. The event will be filled with humour,insight, and personal anecdotes - a highly entertaining wake-up call that has proved a hit on college campuses.
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University.
$5 students and Centre for Inquiry Members.
This event is FREE to New and Renewing Centre for Inquiry members and one guest.
Visit the event webpage at http://tinyurl.com/ntssw7 or contact
416-971-5676 or firstname.lastname@example.org