Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Shermer

Wikipedia: “American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic,[1] which is largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. The Skeptics Society currently has over 55,000 members.[2] Shermer also engages in debates on topics pertaining to pseudoscience and religion in which he promulgates the need for scientific skepticism.”

Dr. Shermer recently spoke at YSU as part of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Dr. Thomas and Albert Shipka Speakers Series. His talk dealt with his new book: 

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths  


2011-12 Shipka Speaker: Dr. Michael Shermer from YSU Phil and Rel Studies on Vimeo.

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