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Pomona College Presents Author Michael Shermer on "The Boundaries of Religion and Belief"

Pomona College presents Michael Shermer, noted author and director of the Skeptics Society, who will give a talk on “The Boundaries of Reason and Belief,” on April 4, at 8 p.m., in the auditorium of Pomona’s Seaver North Building (645 N. College Ave., Claremont). During his talk, he will give his perspective on the debate on intelligent design, why people develop the beliefs they have, and answer questions from the audience

The founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, Shermer is a monthly columnist for Scientific American and the author of several books including Why People Believe Weird Things (2004); Science Fiction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown (2005); and The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Share, Care and Follow the Golden Rule (2004). He is also the co-host and producer of the 13-hour Family Channel series “Exploring the Unknown” and has been interviewed for numerous documentaries aired on PBS, A&E, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Science Channel and The Learning Channel.

Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, his M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate School.

The lecture is sponsored by the Pomona College Department of Physics and Astronomy. For further information contact (909) 621-8724.


Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offers a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.