Announcing a new Meetup for Science and Philosophy Book Club Meetup!
What: Michael Shermer, Editor of Skeptic Mag in TO on Why People Believe Weird Things
When: October 2, 2009 7:00 PM
University of Toronto
Exact location TBA at www.cfiontario.org
Toronto, ON M3H 6A7
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?s 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.
Location: University of Toronto, exact location TBA at www.cfiontario.org shortly.
ADMISSION/TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
$8 general, $5 students and Centre for Inquiry members.
A reception will be held with Dr. Shermer after the event exclusively for CFI members.
This event is FREE to NEW and RENEWING CFI members and one guest. Join/renew at www.cficanada.ca/support. After joining, email [address removed] to request 1 or 2 tickets. Provide full contact information. With Blasphemy Day, our major upcoming conference and our regular events, now is the ideal time to join!
Get full info on the event and buy your tickets now athttp://tinyurl.com/nt..
You may alternatively pay in person at CFI at 216 Beverley St. (call ahead [masked] to confirm someone is in the Centre) or mail a cheque to 216 Beverley St., Toronto ON M5T 1Z3. You must place the cheque in the mail at least 1 week prior to the event.
Learn more here:http://bookclub.meetup.com/1053/calendar/11247009/