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ADD Cast 055 – Dr. Michael Shermer Part 1

February 2nd, 2008 by pfischer

Dr. Michael Shermer reads from and talks about his new book The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics. Mr. Shermer discuss’ how economic and evolutionary theory speak the same language, and how our hardwired human biology affects modern economics.

Dr. Michael Shermer
Those of you familiar with the Skeptics movement may know Mr. Shermer as a founder of the Skeptics Society, a frequent guest on Skepticality, and the author of other non-fiction works including: Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, and Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown as well as many more titles.This Podcast recorded live at the National Science Foundation at an event hosted by the National Capitol Area Skeptics (NCAS).

Dr. Shermer’s Books Available at Amazon.com

Music: Think For Yourself by George Hrab ( music, podcast, concerts in your home, Balticon )

Promo: Morevi Remastered

Promo: Stranger Things

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1 response about “ADD Cast 055 – Dr. Michael Shermer Part 1”

  1. Marlin May said:

    As usual, a very, very interesting podcast.

    Question: Are there inherent problems modeling systems which exhibit emergent properties, whether markets or biomes, if the components of those system are aware of the operation and mechanisms of the whole?

    In other words, would modeling a market whose component parts are more or less unaware of the larger picture would be a different problem than modeling a market whose component parts have considerable intelligence about the larger picture, and act upon it accordingly?