I am excited to announce an evening with a skeptic celebrity: Chris Mooney. Chris is a journalist, author of several books, and co-host of the skeptic podcast Point of Inquiry. He is visiting Phoenix to talk about his recent book The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science--and Reality. This book is about the science of politics: why we believe what we believe. Anyone who has watched Fox News knows there is definitely something that needs to be explained. Chris does just just that.
"Science writer Chris Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservatives today believe more wrong things; appear more likely than Democrats to oppose new ideas and less likely to change their beliefs in the face of new facts; and sometimes respond to compelling evidence by doubling down on their current beliefs."
This should be fun, informative, and controversial. There will be a social meetup directly after the talk where you will be able to meet Chris and hang out with your fellow skeptics. Food and drink will be available, as usual. Space is limited, so sign up today!