Skeptic Magazine Founder to Give Lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan

The head of one of America’s leading skeptic organizations will speak at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, October 28.

Dr. Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine and executive director of the Skeptics Society, will present a lecture on “The Borderlands of Science.” His book of the same name explores theories and ideas that fall somewhere between established likely explanations and pseudoscientific claims.

Shermer is the author of several books including The Mind of the Market on evolutionary economics and Why People Believe Weird Things on pseudoscience, superstitions and other confusions of our time. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, a master’s in experimental psychology from California State University-Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. He was a college professor for 20 years and is now an adjunct professor of economics at Claremont Graduate University.

He has appeared on such shows as 20/20, Dateline, Larry King Live, Oprah and Unsolved Mysteries.

Shermer’s talk is part of the Forum lectures and Fawl Psychology Lecture series.

The free lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.

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Dr. Michael Shermer will present the lecture "The Borderlands of Science" on Oct. 28.