Book Club Discussion: The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer

The Believing BrainFebruary 27 2012: Media Night…Book Club!

7 p.m….home of Eric Bravick (email for directions

Join us for a discussion of Michael Shermer’s The Believing Brain. In this, his magnum opus, one of the world’s best known skeptics and critical thinkers Dr. Michael Shermer—founding publisher of Skepticmagazine and perennial monthly columnist (“Skeptic”) for Scientific American—presents his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. This book synthesizes Dr. Shermer’s 30 years of research to answer the questions of how and why we believe what we do in all aspects of our lives, from our suspicions and superstitions to our politics, economics, and social beliefs.