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Michael Shermer - Why People Believe Strange Things
Thursday February 19th - 7:00pm
200 Campbell Hall

Ever wonder why people believe in UFOs and alien abductions, mind-reading and psychics who talk to the dead, reincarnation and life after death, out-of-body and near-death experiences, urban legends and satanic panics, not to mention Intelligent Design creationism and the pernicious myth that the Holocaust never happened? Dr. Michael Shermer, the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and a monthly columnist for Scientific American, is a genuine ghost-buster, a relentless crusader against junk science, bad science, voodoo science, pathological science, pseudoscience, and plain old nonsense. Based on his bestselling book, Why People Believe Weird Things, Dr. Shermer’s lecture is filled with humor, insight, magic, illusions, and personal anecdotes—a highly entertaining wake-up call that has become a wildly popular presentation at hundreds of college campuses. Students and professors alike rave about Dr. Shermer’s show, calling it one of the best presentations ever.
Books will be provided for sale by Barnes & Noble with a signing to follow.

Sponsored by:

Students for Freethought, The Psychology Department, Your Student Activity Fee
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