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CFI - Michael Shermer in Calgary - The Moral Arc of Science

Center for Inquiry Calgary

Friday, 15 March 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)

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Calgary’s Centre for Inquiry is honoured to bring Michael Shermer Ph.D. to the University of Calgary on Friday, March 15th at 7:30 pm.

Shermer’s Lecture Topic is Titled: The Moral Arc of Science: How Science Has Bent the Arc of the Moral Universe Toward Truth, Justice, Freedom, & Prosperity

The arc of the moral universe bends toward truth, justice, freedom, and prosperity thanks to science—the type of thinking that involves reason, rationality, empiricism, and skepticism. The Scientific Revolution led by Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton was so world-changing that thinkers in other fields consciously aimed at revolutionizing the social, political, and economic worlds using the same methods of science. This led to the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment, which in turn created the modern secular world of democracies, rights, justice, and liberty.

Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University. Shermer’s latest book is The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. His last book was The Mind of the Market, on evolutionary economics. He also wrote Why Darwin Matters: Evolution and the Case Against Intelligent Design, and he is the author of The Science of Good and Evil and of Why People Believe Weird Things. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University (1991). He was a college professor for 20 years, and since his creation of Skeptic magazine he has appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live (but, proudly, never Jerry Springer!). Shermer was the co-host and co-producer of the 13-hour Family Channel television series, Exploring the Unknown.

The talk will be at the University of Calgary; 2500 University Drive NW; at the Science Building in room ST140. For a map of the University of Calgary, go here: Look for the building marked “SB”. The closest parking is in lots L21, L22, L23, L25 & L28

There are a limited number of tickets available. They will only be available at the door (for an additional $5 per ticket) if the event is not sold out.

Please also check out our exclusive evening with Michael Shermer on March 14th.

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When & Where

University of Calgary, Science Theatres (ST) 140
2500 University Drive Northwest
Calgary, AB T2N

Friday, 15 March 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)

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Center for Inquiry Calgary

The Centre for Inquiry Canada is a Registered Educational Charity that fosters a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry and humanist values. We strive to create awareness of these values and raise concerns about the absence of them.

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