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Michael Shermer on Reasonable Doubt at TEDxGhent

broadcast July 2015 | Comments Off on Michael Shermer on Reasonable Doubt at TEDxGhent

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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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.

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Michael Shermer Reads Gettysburg Address

broadcast November 2013 | Comments Off on Michael Shermer Reads Gettysburg Address

Michael Shermer commemorates, with his own personal reading, the 150th anniversary of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address — one of the most memorable speeches in America history, which Lincoln delivered on November 19, 1863.

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Why People Believe Weird Things (ELON U)

broadcast October 2013 | Comments Off on Why People Believe Weird Things (ELON U)

Michael Shermer delivers a 1.5-hour lecture on why people believe weird things at Elon University, October 22, 2013.

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What happens after we die?

broadcast May 2013 | comments (4)

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