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Michael Shermer Lecture and Book Signing

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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 (

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 ( is founder of The Skeptics Society ( 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 (

This event is a presentation of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia (

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