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Friday, February 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
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. Dozens of examples of Misdirection are exposed to produce astonishing OMG! MOMENTS. The session offers four general rules for detecting War Propaganda.

Speakers
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Greg Hunter

Teacher, Social Studies
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 β€œGreg's talks are multi-media extravaganzas that challenge... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MST
021 Social (sec. focus)