Speaker Series: Manufacturing Belief

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We continue a discussion of the PSYCHOLOGY OF SKEPTICISM in the April REASON FOR REASON Skeptical Speaker Series in association with CFI. Please join us and tell fellow skeptics!

Manufacturing Belief

The general public assumes that cult members must be either incredibly stupid, or incredibly weak of mind, or both. In fact, cult members are completely normal. The methods that cults use to recruit and retain members are based on exploiting vulnerabilities in normal human psychology. The only thing distinguishing a cult from any other form of True Believerism is the incredible efficiency and ruthlessness with which cults exploit these vulnerabilities. Our speaker will discuss the techniques that cults employ to recruit, retain, and persuade...

About the speaker: Joe Kellett spent 15 years as a Transcendental Meditation (TM) instructor. For ten of those years he was an accomplished "yogic flyer" (practitioner of levitation). He's been out of TM for 20 years and runs the web site debunking it.

WHEN: 7:30PM, Monday, April 11, 2011 (Talk starts at 8PM sharp)

WHERE: Downstairs at Kells Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 (CLICK FOR MAP)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 18:09