Alex Havasy, discussion facilitator
11 a.m., August 15, 2021
This Sunday we will watch ‘Dogmatic Delusions’, a video from the American Humanist Association’s 80th annual conference, given last July. Alex Havasy will lead a discussion after the video.
‘Dogmatic Delusions’ examines the surge in conspiracy theories and other delusions in the United States. What properties of the human mind make us so susceptible to these kinds of delusions and how can we strengthen the role of reason? Mark Reimer will examine the surge in conspiracy theories and other delusions in the United States. What properties of the human mind make us so susceptible to these kinds of delusions and how can we strengthen the role of reason?
Mark is an associate professor in the neuroscience program at Michigan State University College of Engineering where he integrates statistical analysis with biological theory while analyzing and interpreting the very large data sets now being generated in neuroscience, especially from the high-throughput technologies developed by the BRAIN initiative.
You can view this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jhxOdAlPX8&list=PL5Gb8MNhOZ4kG6b35fl67gBcTnvlL_smT&index=16
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