Jul 31, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This time we will finish discussing The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer; Part 4 (Chs 11 to Epilogue ). The audiobook is narrated by the author and is available on Audible.com. Regular book readers are also welcome!
The book is the synthesis of 30 years of his research in psychology and science history. I have learnt so much from this and his other books.
In this last part Michael features beliefs of things seen. I particularly like Ch 13 The geographies of belief. Here there is a lot about the history of science.
I've watched and listened to Michael Shermer on YouTube and also some of his history of science lectures. He mentions an author/philosopher Ayn Rand, and libertarianism. What is THAT? I thought we were all lefties?
Everyone at the Social Lounge is very welcome to join us even if you haven't read or listened to the book, we will be discussing both the book and Michael Shermer, but also what book and talks we will discuss next time.