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Dr. Michael Shermer Examines Belief Theories with NAC Students for Chapman Visiting Scholars Series
February 10, 2012
The students of the Nicholas Academic Centers enjoyed a presentation on the Believing Brain from Dr. Michael Shermer at the most recent Visiting Scholars Series.
 
Students were challenged to critically analyze how society builds and reinforces belief systems. Student Katherine Mitchell stated that the lecture helped her “use critical thinking in everyday life, in what people tell you, trying to sort out lies.” Mitchell added that Shermer’s lecture helped reinforce the idea that “it’s okay to say, ‘I don’t know,’” when a person is uncertain.
 
This latest installment in the year-old series broadened the students’ perspective while introducing them to the college lecture format. Through activities such as these, NAC students are better prepared for the college experience.