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How Do We Know What's True? Consciousness & the Nature of Reality

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Published on Oct 10, 2017

In late September 2017, in celebration of 25 years of Skeptic magazine and the Skeptics Society combating ‘fake news,’ Dr. Michael Shermer hosted a live variety science show, in partnership with YouTube Space NY, to explore the question: ‘How Can We Know What’s True?’.

Canadian hip-hop rapper, Baba Brinkman, opened the show with a rap about perception, hallucination, optical illusions, and the predictive model of consciousness.

Following that, in the name of open dialogue between those with differing or polarized worldviews, Michael Shermer (Director of the Skeptics Society, and creator of Skeptic magazine) discusses consciousness and the nature of reality with Deepak Chopra (philosopher and self-proclaimed "radical skeptic").

Watch the next two videos in the series from this event:

Part 2 — https://youtu.be/oIZrf2svBck
Part 3 — https://youtu.be/aXf9s_7lBko

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