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  • Michael Shermer on emThe Moral Arcem
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    The Moral Arc

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, in which he discusses how science has influenced the way we…

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  • Panel Discussion on Science Writing
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    Panel Discussion on Science Writing

    Amir Alexander, Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World; Michael Benson, Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time; and Martin Blaser, Missing Microbes: How the…

    465 views
  • Panel Discussion on Technology
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    Panel Discussion on Technology

    David Brin, author of The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us To Choose Between Privacy And Freedom, and Michael Shermer, author of The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and…

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  • emThe Believing Brainem
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    The Believing Brain

    Michael Shermer talked about how irrational beliefs are formed and reinforced. He responded to questions from members of the audience. This was a talk at FreedomFest, a libertarian conference…

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  • Debate on Intelligent Design
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    Debate on Intelligent Design

    A debate on the merits of intelligent design theory was held at FreedomFest 2008. George Gilder Stephen Meyer, both from the Discovery Institute, argued for intelligent design, and Michael…

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  • emWhy Darwin Matters The Case against Intelligent Designem
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    Why Darwin Matters: The Case against Intelligent Design

    Michael Shermer talked about his book Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, published by Times Books. He was joined in discussion by Mr. Wells. Mr. Shermer, a former evangelical Christian and…

    308 views
  • The Future of Science and Technology
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    The Future of Science and Technology

    Panel members talked about the future of science and technology, including the cultural implications of evolution, creationism, and intelligent design. They also debated whether the purpose…

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  • Detecting Design in Biology
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    Detecting Design in Biology

    Mr. Dembski and Mr. Shanks talked about whether or not the complexities of nature imply an intelligent designer, i.e. God. Mr. Dembski claimed that evidence exists to suggest that such a…

    496 views
  • Spirit and Nature of Science
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    Spirit and Nature of Science

    Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Shermer debated the limits of science in addressing spiritual questions. Mr. Shermer argued that such issues will either eventually be addressable using conventional…

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  • Life Writings and Scientific Work of Carl Sagan
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    Life, Writings and Scientific Work of Carl Sagan

    Two authors of biographies of the late Carl Sagan talked about their books. Mr. Davidson wrote Carl Sagan: A Life and Mr. Poundstone wrote Carl Sagan: A Life in the Cosmos. They talked about Dr.…

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