National Science Week

UMSS is excited to announce that renowned skeptic Michael Shermer [USA] will be touring Australia for National Science Week.

Dr Shermer is the founder of Skeptic Magazine, Executive Director of the American Skeptics Society, and regular columnist in Scientific American. He is the author of many popular books, including Why People Believe Weird Things, The Science of Good and Evil, Why Darwin Matters, and most recently, Mind of the Market.

Here are details of his Melbourne events:

Why Darwin Matters
OPEN DAY EVENT Sunday 17 Aug
10.30-11.30am
Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sydney Myer Asia Centre,
University of Melbourne
FREE, no reserved seating

The Mind of the Market
Michael Shermer presented by Natasha Mitchell, also featuring Stephen Mayne
Monday 18 Aug
6.30pm for 7-8pm
Redback Hotel, Flemington Road, North Melbourne
FREE, drinks at bar prices

If you’re not familiar with Shermer, check out these great interviews on Point of Inquiry;
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/michael_shermer_why_darwin_matters/
http://www.pointofinquiry.org/michael_shermer_the_mind_of_the_market/

Lynne Kelly, author of The Skeptic’s Guide to the Paranormal, will also be featured on Open Day as part of National Science Week. Details:

Lynne Kelly
‘Taromancy Exposed’
OPEN DAY EVENT Sunday 17 Aug
11:30-12noon
Carillo Gantner Theatre, Sydney Myer Asia Centre,
University of Melbourne
FREE, no reserved seating

For more Science Week events, go to http://www.scienceweek.info.au

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