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Michael Shermer on Reasonable Doubt at TEDxGhent

broadcast July 2015 | comments (0)

Michael Shermer explains how a scientific way of thinking manages to improve the world in various kinds of ways. He describes how science and reason lead humanity toward truth, justice and freedom. “As democracy increases, violence decreases” is the theme of his talk. He discusses the death penalty, women and gay rights and so much more. He states that within these delicate issues, rationality and abstract thinking are the keys to increased awareness and democracy.

Learn more about Michael Shermer’s book, The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom on the official website.

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Closer To Truth: Does the Cosmos
Have a Reason?

broadcast July 2014 | Comments Off on Closer To Truth: Does the Cosmos
Have a Reason?

What remarkable discoveries are being made in cosmology! Cosmologists now develop credible theories about the beginning and end of our universe and theory-based speculations about vast numbers of multiple universes. But does the cosmos have a reason? Could revolutionary ideas support some kind of ‘universal reason’? The bar is set high, and it is OK to say no. Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews Michael Shermer, for CloserToTruth.com.

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Closer To Truth: Does Evil Refute
God’s Existence?

broadcast July 2014 | Comments Off on Closer To Truth: Does Evil Refute
God’s Existence?

Evil is a high hurdle for theists. Given the savagery of moral evil (what humans do to humans) and the horrors of natural evil (earthquakes, tsunamis, disease), how could an all-powerful and all-good God exist? Philosophers offer defenses (evil and God do not contradict) and theodicies (reasons why God allows evil). The problem is the sheer amount of evil. Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews Michael Shermer, for CloserToTruth.com.

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Closer To Truth: Atheism’s Arguments
Against God?

broadcast July 2014 | Comments Off on Closer To Truth: Atheism’s Arguments
Against God?

Let’s understand the arguments of atheism. Let’s examine both kinds of anti-God arguments: those that refute the existence of God and those that promote the veracity of atheism. There are many diverse arguments in both categories. Which are the best? What is the prosecution by atheists? What is the defense by theists? Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews Michael Shermer, for CloserToTruth.com.

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Minimalist Typographic Posters of Famous Scientists’ Names

broadcast November 2013 | Comments Off on Minimalist Typographic Posters of Famous Scientists’ Names

In celebration of National Science Day in India (February 28 each year), graphic designer, Kapil Bhagat from Mumbai, created a series of minimalist typographic posters featuring the names of famous scientists. The series gives visual clues to the contribution or achievement for which each scientist is famous.

In spired by this project, Steve Cuno, an associate of Michael Shermer, created a typographic poster for him.

Shermer-typographic-poster-by-Steve-Cuno

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