Massimo Pigliucci: Author, Philosopher, Biologist

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massimo pigliucci“Massimo Pigliucci has a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara (Italy), a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has done post-doctoral research in evolutionary ecology at Brown University and is currently Chair of the Philosophy Department at Lehman College and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, in particular the structure and foundations of evolutionary theory, the relationship between science and philosophy, the relationship between science and religion, and the nature of pseudoscience.

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Carol Tavris – Author, Scientist, Critical Thinker

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This photo was taken in 2010 at the IIG 10th Anniversary Awards, where Dr. Tavris received a book award for "Mistakes Were Made: But Not by Me" (coauthored in 2007 with Elliot Aronson).“Dr. Carol Tavris’s work as a writer, teacher, and lecturer has been devoted to educating the public about psychological science. Her recent book, “Mistakes Were Made (But Not by ME): Why we justify foolish beliefs, bad decisions, and hurtful acts” (Harcourt, 2007), was coauthored with Elliot Aronson and applies cognitive dissonance theory to a wide variety of topics, including politics, conflicts of interest, memory (everyday and “recovered”), the criminal justice system, police interrogation, the daycare sex-abuse epidemic, family quarrels, international conflicts, and business.

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