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June Lecture: Michael Shermer - The Believing Brain

When: Thursday June 9, 2011 @ 7PM

Where: Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (at 62nd St.)

Admission: Free for NYC Skeptics members and friends of the Center for Inquiry; $10 for non-members.

Note: Please RSVP by e-mailing your name/s and e-mail address to:

New York City Skeptics and Center for Inquiry-NYC present a lecture by noted skeptic Michael Shermer.

Dr. Shermer will discuss his latest book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, the world's best-known skeptic upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow.

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. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University.

A booksigning will follow the event. There will also be a post-event reception with the author; more to come.