Michael Shermer, Ph.D., publisher of Skeptic magazine, speaker at the Reason Rally, Washington, D.C., lectures about skepticism and conspiracy theory. This lecture comes from Shermer’s class, “How to Think Like a Scientist Without Being a Geek.” Shermer is a professor at Chapman University and at Claremont Graduate University. Video produced by Panther Productions.
Is there room for humor in a panel discussion about whether human consciousness is just neural fireworks or part of a transcendent and evolving universe? Turns out there is, at least when that panel includes a group of scholars serious about their work but willing to consider differing ideas about the nature of the universe