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Skeptical Salon: The Great Derangement

  • Oct 24, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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What is it about crises that cause people to seek comfort in the delusional, the fringe, the outright ridiculous? How is it that so many people can blind themselves to the facts at hand for what is obviously known to be false?

In[masked], Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi journeyed throughout America to find the fringe elements and try to explain in his acerbic way what causes people to dismiss reality in favor of something way more ludicrous. From the 9/11 Truthers to the Christian Right, Taibbi gives us a look into the minds and methods of the delusional and helps us in his hilarious way to understand how the illusion can be more appealing than reality.

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  • Jennifer

    That was a particularly good one :)

    October 25, 2013

  • Rick M.

    Sorry I missed it - something held me up longer than I expected. Next time I'll be there!

    October 25, 2013

  • Tom

    Narwal rules!

    2 · October 25, 2013

  • Chris C.

    I'm stuck at work, our web server picked tonight of all nights to crash. Maybe later!

    October 24, 2013

  • Jackie

    Sorry guys, I'll have to meet everyone another time. Post-work migraine, ugh. Tends to happen when you spend the whole day in the psych ER.

    October 24, 2013

  • Sarah

    I'll be late again, because my class on Thursday doesn't end until a little before 8pm.

    October 24, 2013

  • Neil
    For people who aren't already fans.

    October 24, 2013

  • Rick M.

    I'll be a bit late, but I'll try and get there!

    October 23, 2013

  • Paul

    "left-brained", here's a recipe for you that's right down your alley of raised brow skepticism.

    "Equine Custard Cream Pie"

    October 4, 2013

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