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Friday, February 28 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sleight of Hand Sleight of Mind: The Magic Behind War Propaganda

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War Propagandists, like magicians, target our Cognitive Biases with Sensory and Psychological misdirection. For example; by playing on our False Consensus Bias propagandists convince us, falsely, that our war leaders share our Idealistic and Humanitarian feelings. Other Biases examined are Framing, Attribution, Availability Cascade, and Illusory Superiority Biases. Check out the link to Free Media (all with permission by academics and authors), then bring your own perspectives for a lively discussion. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t002GqSLqS8W06POxG-Fky16GfBnMlQCgQFIhqDULn0/edit

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Greg Hunter

Social Studies
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. He believes history should be done and taught with a reverence for evidence and reason. “Greg's talks challenge teachers—and all of us—to never assume that received narratives are necessarily true. Such skepticism is the basis... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm MST
(Westin - Centennial Room)