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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

Teacher, EPSB
Greg Hunter taught Science in Alberta for 30 years. His talks promote a more scientific approach to understanding and teaching History; that is one with a regard for Evidence and Reason and a vigilance against Dogma and Bias. “What I particularly enjoyed was that this session not... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
(Westin - Centennial Room) 10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7