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12 Feb 2015 - 7:00pm

In this talk, the speakers will discuss the nature of dreams, how common it is for people to dream about the dead, and what - if any- potential evidence they can provide of survival.

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Why Science is Wrong … About Almost Everything, by Alex Tsakiris

From the publisher’s website: A Rollicking Assault on Science's Inability to Answer Life's Most Important Questions

Alex Tsakiris has interviewed many bestselling authors and dozens of world-class academics on his popular science podcast Skeptiko.com. In this book he shares with us what he's learned through his 200 plus interviews with some of the world’s leading consciousness researchers and thinkers. In doing so, he reveals what the best research is saying about 'big picture' science questions and the limits of science in general. What's he's learned, in short, is that science-as-we-know-it is an emperor-with-no-clothes-on proposition. It mesmerizes us with flashy trinkets, while failing at its core mission of leading us toward self-discovery. Science is wrong about almost everything because science depends on our consciousness being an illusion—and it’s not!

About the Author:  ALEX TSAKIRIS is a successful entrepreneur turned science podcaster. In 2007 he founded Skeptiko.com, which has become the #1 podcast covering the science of human consciousness. Alex has appeared on syndicated radio talk shows both in the US and the UK. He lives in Del Mar, California. Visit the author's website at whyscienceiswrong.com.

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Why Science is Wrong. Anomalist Books, November 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1938398315