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La liste

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L'humoriste Jérémy Demay est arrivé au Québec il y a 10 ans. Sans famille, sans ami, juste avec sa petite valise et un rêve: celui de conquérir le Québec avec son humour. Pour cela, il a dû faire face au milieu du show-business qui a été dur avec lui à ses débuts. Il a également dû faire face à lui-même à la suite d'une dépression qu'il a vécue en 2009. Il a alors décidé de renaître pour devenir un homme heureux.    Ce livre est un condensé de tous les outils qui lui ont servi à réussir sa vie, mais aussi dans la vie. Il dit d'ailleurs qu'il a écrit le livre qu'il aurait aimé lire il y a six ans.... Parisien de naissance, Dijonnais de parcours, Montréalais d'adoption, Jérémy Demay est aujourd'hui le plus québécois des humoristes français! Révélé au grand public en 2008 lors du Grand Rire de Québec, il se produit régulièrement sur scène, entre autres, lors des Galas Juste pour rire, mais aussi à travers tout le Québec avec son premier oneman show "Ça arrête pu d'bien aller", en tournée depuis 2013.     Très actif et très suivi sur Facebook, il propose le Demayrathon, un contenu vidéo exclusif très large, devenu notamment l'un des projets-clés de sa notoriété. En plus de cela, il est très présent à la télévision en tant qu'animateur de l'émission Me connais-tu? (Canal Vie), et chroniqueur dans diverses émissions, de Sucré Salé à Salut, Bonjours!, Juste pour rire en direct (TVA) en passant par Pour le Plaisir et Cap sur l'été (Radio-Canada).

©2019 Tous droits réservés Jérémy Demay, 2019 Frères & Cie, (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories

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Millions of Americans buy into conspiracy theories. Did you know that... 81 percent of Americans believe more than one person was responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy? 1/3 of this country thinks 9/11 was an “inside job” by the Bush administration?  21 percent believes aliens crash-landed in Roswell and are being hidden in Area 51?  7 percent are convinced that the moon landing was faked? What causes some people to advocate these unfounded—often disproven—ideas as reality? And why is the power of conspiracies so compelling that they can motivate people to act, some even participating in acts of violence? In this eye-opening Audible Original, Professor Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and the host of the Science Salon podcast, takes you through some of the most prevalent conspiracy theories in history, giving you a clear understanding of how and why they came about, who was likely to believe and perpetuate them, and the reality behind these beliefs. Whether you are looking for the truth regarding popular conspiracy theories; are fascinated by the psychology of why people buy into them; or are interested in how they shaped and were shaped by history, this course will provide you all the tools you need to better understand the pervasiveness of conspiracy theories.  

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

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Despite our best efforts, we're all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence—and it doesn't matter how educated or well read we are. But there is a method for avoiding such pitfalls of human nature, and it's called skepticism. By using rational inquiry and seeing subjects from a scientific perspective, we can approach even the most sensitive claims with clear eyes to ultimately arrive at the truth. During 18 lectures that will surprise, challenge, and entertain you, you will learn how to think, not just what to think—and you'll come to understand why extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. You'll discover how skepticism can help differentiate between real science and pseudoscience, as well as between "scientific" history and pseudohistory—distinctions that have serious educational and political implications. Fascinating case studies illustrate how you can apply the methods of skepticism to detect specious claims and faulty logic in any scenario you encounter such as: The methodology employed by Holocaust deniers Arguments made by proponents of creationism The biology of near-death experiences and the sensed-presence effect Psychic abilities and other "paranormal" phenomena. As you learn how our brains work to form beliefs, you'll examine the classic fallacies of thought that lead us to experience mistakes in thinking and to form bad arguments in favor of our beliefs. Is there a God? Is there life after death? Is there a basis for morality without God? Skepticism 101 doesn't shy away from controversial questions, nor does it give final answers. What it offers are methods and hard evidence for rationally evaluating various claims and positions, and an opportunity to understand why you believe what you believe. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2013 The Great Courses

Narrator: Michael Shermer
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Giving the Devil His Due

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Who is the "Devil"? And what is he due? The devil is anyone who disagrees with you. And what he is due is the right to speak his mind. He must have this for your own safety's sake, because his freedom is inextricably tied to your own. If he can be censored, why shouldn't you be censored? If we put barriers up to silence "unpleasant" ideas, what's to stop the silencing of any discussion? This book is a full-throated defense of free speech and open inquiry in politics, science, and culture by the New York Times best-selling author and skeptic Michael Shermer. The new collection of essays and articles takes the devil by the horns by tackling five key themes: free thought and free speech, politics and society, scientific humanism, religion, and the ideas of controversial intellectuals. For our own sake, we must give the devil his due.

©2020 Michael Shermer (P)2020 Michael Shermer

Narrator: Michael Shermer
Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
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The Moral Arc

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We are living in the most moral period of our species’ history. Best-selling author Michael Shermer’s most accomplished and ambitious book to date demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral. Ever since the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment thinkers consciously applied the methods of science to solve social and moral problems. The experimental methods and analytical reasoning of science created the modern world of liberal democracies, civil rights and civil liberties, equal justice under the law, open political and economic borders, free minds and free markets, and prosperity the likes of which no human society in history has ever enjoyed. More people in more places have greater rights, freedoms, liberties, literacy, education, and prosperity - the likes of which no human society in history has ever enjoyed. In this provocative and compelling book - that includes brief histories of freedom rights, women’s rights, gay rights, and animal rights, along with considerations of the nature of evil and moral regress - Shermer explains how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism - scientific ways of thinking - have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.

©2015 Michael Shermer (P)2015 Michael Shermer

Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
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The Believing Brain

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In this, his magnum opus, the world’s best known skeptic and critical thinker, Dr. Michael Shermer—founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and perennial monthly columnist (“Skeptic”) for Scientific American—presents his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. This book synthesizes Dr. Shermer’s 30 years of research to answer the question of how and why we believe what we do in all aspects of our lives, from our suspicions and superstitions to our politics, economics, and social beliefs. In this book Dr. Shermer is interested in more than just why people believe weird things, or why people believe this or that claim, but in why people believe anything at all. His thesis is straightforward: We form our beliefs for a variety of subjective, personal, emotional, and psychological reasons in the context of environments created by family, friends, colleagues, culture, and society at large; after forming our beliefs, we then defend, justify, and rationalize them with a host of intellectual reasons, cogent arguments, and rational explanations. Beliefs come first, explanations for beliefs follow. Dr. Shermer also explains the neuroscience behind our beliefs. The brain is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses, the brain naturally begins to look for and find patterns, and then infuses those patterns with meaning. These meaningful patterns become beliefs. Once beliefs are formed, the brain begins to look for and find confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which adds an emotional boost of further confidence in the beliefs and thereby accelerates the process of reinforcing them—and round and round the process goes in a positive feedback loop of belief confirmation. Dr. Shermer outlines the numerous cognitive tools our brains engage to reinforce our beliefs as truths and to insure that we are always right.

©2011 Michael Shermer (P)2011 Michael Shermer

Narrator: Michael Shermer
Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
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The Borderlands of Science

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Many people have difficulty figuring out the difference between science, borderline science, and just plain nonsense. When is a theory a fact, and when is it just conjecture? Michael Shermer, a leading science author and skeptic, divides knowledge into three classes: science, based on factual evidence; borderline science, based on scientific conjecture; and nonsense, where anything goes (e.g., Bigfoot). He is especially zealous about separating science from borderline science; borderline science includes many modern grand explanatory hypotheses, such as superstring theory. Nonetheless, most attempts to create a Theory of Everything result in nonsense. Shermer explores the work of Darwin, Freud, and Carl Sagan, as well as the shameful episode of the Piltdown Man.

©2001 Michael Shermer (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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King's Counsellor

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The diaries of 'Tommy' Lascelles - as featured in the Netflix hit THE CROWN. As Assistant Private Secretary to four monarchs, 'Tommy' Lascelles had a ringside seat from which to observe the workings of the royal household and Downing Street during the first half of the 20th century. These fascinating diaries begin with Edward VIII's abdication and end with George VI's death and his daughter Elizabeth's Coronation. In between we see George VI at work and play, a portrait more intimate than any other previously published. This compelling account also includes Princess Margaret's relationship with Peter Townsend, and throws an intriguing new light on the way in which King George VI and Winston Churchill worked together during the Second World War. Lascelles was a fine writer - like most of the best diaries his are a delight to listen to as well as being invaluable history.

©2020 Duff Hart-Davis (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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