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The Believing Brain


Dr Michael Shermer




In this talk, Dr Michael Shermer presents his comprehensive and provocative theory on how humans form beliefs about the world.


Good evening, everyone. My name is Robert St. I'm the Dean of the Faculty of Science here at the University of Melbourne. And it's my very great pleasure to welcome you all here to tonight this evening's lecture. Before introducing Dr. SHERMER, I'd like to acknowledge that we're under three people as the traditional owners of the land on which we're meeting here tonight, and pay respects to their elders both past and present. I'm truly delighted to be here to introduce Dr. Michael Shermer to you. 

Dr. SHERMER will be well known to many of you. I expect most of you through his work as one of the world's leading science writers, science historians and ofcourse, skeptics. Dr. SHERMER received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University, Master of Arts and experimental psychology from California State University and PhD in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. For 20 years, he taught psychology evolution and the history of science. 

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