Michael Shermer Lecture and Book Signing
Skeptic and science author Michael Shermer will discuss his new book, The Mind of The Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics (https://books.google.com/books?id=1iANHAAACAAJ&dq=isbn:9780805078329&ei=o7V2R_u0J5XEigH31bg8).
Bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy - and why people are so irrational about money How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian organism, evolved through natural selection as the fittest way to satisfy our needs? In this eye-opening exploration, author and psychologist Michael Shermer uncovers the evolutionary roots of our economic behavior.
Michael Shermer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Shermer) is founder of The Skeptics Society (https://www.skeptic.com/). He is a columnist for Scientific American, and author of numerous books, including Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time (https://skepdic.com/refuge/weird.html)
This event is a presentation of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia (https://www.fsgp.org/).