14167Skeptic Worship Service/DePauw U.
- Apr 1 6:15 AM“The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share and
Follow the Golden Rule”
Skeptic Magazine Publisher Michael Shermer On Campus April 6
April 1, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Michael Shermer, director of the Skeptics
Society and publisher of Skeptic magazine, will come to the DePauw University
campus on Wednesday, April 6 to deliver a public lecture. Shermer's talk, “The
Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share and Follow
the Golden Rule,” begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Walden Inn Social Center and will
be followed by a reception. Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored
by the Rieth Lecture Fund and the Science Research Fellows Lecture Series.
Dr. Shermer also writes a monthly column for Scientific American, hosts the
Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at the California Institute of
Technology (Caltech), and co-hosted and produced the 13-hour Family Channel
television series, Exploring the Unknown. He's also the author of several books,
including Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown and Why People
Believe Weird Things. The late Stephen Jay Gould called Shermer "an important
figure in American public life."
Michael 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.
While at DePauw, he will also visit several classes.