Michael Shermer DLS Lecture

Acclaimed skeptic, interdisciplinary scholar, and prolific author Dr. Michael Shermer will be presenting a lecture on the UW-Madison campus on Monday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. He is in town as part of the UW’s Distinguished Lecture Series, and will be speaking in the UW Memorial Union Theater. Dr. 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 in California. "Why People Believe Weird Things" – of which he has written a book by the same title – will be the topic of his talk. During the evening, he will explore “pseudoscience, superstitions, and other confusions of our time.” Tickets for Dr. Shermer are now available to the UW student body AND general public at the Union Theater box office, located at 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. Box office hours are: 11:30 – 5:30 Monday thru Friday Noon – 5:00 Saturday Non-ticket holders will be admitted (seat permitting) at 7:20 the evening of the lecture. For more information about tickets, call the box office at[masked]

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  • saustin

    Excellent lecture! Much to ponder...

    March 2, 2010

  • Kathryn

    Fabulous presentation! Too bad there was no plan for how Meet-upers would identify each other.

    March 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    An informative and fun speaker. Didn't find the group, but had a good time anyway.

    March 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well it was entertaining. Too bad I couldn't find the meetup group anywhere. Obviously there are a lot of people, some sign or somesuch would have been good.

    March 1, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation was pretty good. Dr Shermer is pretty entertaining, I'd say that the 'meetup' bit of it was less than ideal. I met a few nice folks, but they weren't meeter-upers.

    March 1, 2010

  • Keith A

    From the facebook page it says there's a reception at the Wisconsin Room in Memorial Hall where you can meet Dr. Shermer. Here's the link for those of you not on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=324480004585

    March 1, 2010

  • Reese

    Something unexpected has come up this afternoon so now I'm definitely a "maybe." I want to thank you, Way, for the heads up on the tickets, much appreciated. Really hope I can make it, if not everyone enjoy the lecture!

    March 1, 2010

  • Reese

    Any thoughts as to whether tickets could still be available at the door since I will not be able to get mine beforehand? Also, sitting as a group, individually, discussion after...???

    February 28, 2010

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