Science skeptic wonders why is it so 


Internationally renowned science skeptic, Dr Michael Shermer will give a public presentation at Charles Darwin University as part of National Science Week.

Dr Shermer’s presentation will delve into the fallacies and facts about UFOs and alien abductions, the mysteries of mind-reading, reincarnation and out-of-body experiences, and challenge people’s beliefs in myths, urban legends and the paranormal.

Based on his best-selling book, Why People Believe Weird Things, Dr Shermer’s lecture will debunk junk science, bad science, voodoo science, pathological science, pseudoscience, and plain old nonsense.

The event will be filled with humour, insight, magic, illusions, and personal anecdotes – it’s a highly entertaining wake-up call that has become wildly popular at hundreds of college campuses throughout the USA.

Dr Shermer is a widely published author and speaker, an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University, Executive Director of the Skeptics Society and founding publisher of Skeptic magazine.

Everyone is welcome at this free National Science Week breakfast event on Monday August 25 at 7.30am at the Mal Nairn Auditorium at Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus.

RSVP for catering purposes to or 8944 8494.

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