From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths?
A lecture by Michael Shermer followed by a music performance by Michael Rexen.
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University, and the author of The Believing Brain.
Synthesizing thirty years of research, Michael Shermer upends traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world.
Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates, from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. And ultimately, he demonstrates why science is the best tool ever devised to determine whether or not our beliefs match reality.
If your brain has not made you believe in the extremely good quality of the cocktails, the music project created by Michael Rexen will. The Magnetic Eagle is a collective of musicians playing experimental and improvisational music and creating soundscapes as well as unique atmospheres using electronics and various instruments from around the world.
Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:45. Organised by the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.
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Science&Cocktails (www.scienceandcocktails.org) bringer videnskab og underholdning tættere sammen med en serie af offentlige gratis foredrag med ledende danske og udenlandske forskere. De videnskabelige foredrag kombineres med musik- og kunstarrangementer samt nogle af byens bedste cocktails! Science&Cocktails er organiseret i samarbejde med Niels Bohr Instituttet ved Københavns Universitet. Foredragene holdes på engelsk.