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Jun 22 2013

“Skepticism 101″, Michael Shermer on Atheists Talk

Dr. Michael 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 at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.

Dr. Shermer is a lecturer, he debates proponents of psuedoscience and religious apologists, and he has numerous new, television, film and radio appearances to his credit. He is the author of 17 books, including Why People Believe Weird Things, Denying History, The Science of Good and Evil, Why Darwin Matters, The Mind of the Market, and his most recent book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths.

This Sunday Dr. Shermer joins Atheists Talk to discuss his course Skepticism 101: How to Think Like a Scientist. This course is part of The Great Courses series, an online educational resource with the mission ”to ignite the passion for lifelong learning by offering great courses taught by great professors.” With Skepticism 101, Dr. Shermer seeks to help learners use rational thought and scientific perspective to critically evaluate claims and to better understand this universe in which we find ourselves.

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