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Maarten Boudry (1984) is a postdoctoral fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) at Ghent University. He studied in Vienna (Konrad Lorenz Institute), Boston (Tufts University) and New York (City University of New York). In 2011, he defended his dissertation on pseudoscience, Here Be Dragons. Exploring the Hinterland of Science. He is co-editor of Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (2013), together with Massimo Pigliucci. His most recent book is Illusions for the Advanced. Why Truth is Always Better ("Illusies voor gevorderden", in Dutch) and is co-author of The Doubting Thomas Might Be Right, (with Johan Braeckman, 2011). His current research deals with evolutionary epistemology, in particular the problem of human irrationality. Other research interests include naturalism, skepticism, and the conflict between science and religion. 

 

 

Maarten Boudry (1984) is wetenschapsfilosoof aan de UGent en auteur van Illusies voor gevorderden. Of waarom waarheid altijd beter is (Polis, 2015). Eerder publiceerde hij De ongelovige Thomas heeft een punt (Houtekiet, 2011) samen met Johan Braeckman. Hij studeerde in Wenen (Konrad Lorenz Institute), Boston (Tufts University) en New York (City University of New York). In 2011 verdedigde hij zijn doctoraat over pseudowetenschap Here Be Dragons. Exploring the Hinterland of Science. Binnenkort verschijnt bij The University of Chicago Press een bundel getiteld Science Unlimited? On the challenges of scientism, die hij samenstelde met de filosoof en bioloog Massimo Pigliucci, na hun eerdere bundel The Philosophy of Pseudoscience. Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem (2013).


Studies


2002 – 2006

Master in philosophy (Ghent University)

 

First-class honors / cum laude

2006 – 2007

Postgraduate Studies in Logic, History and Philosophy of Science (Ghent University)

2007 – 2011

FWO Research Fellow – Ghent University

 

 

2011 – present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO)

Workshop Basic Assistant Training (October 2011)

 

Title of dissertation: Here be dragons. Exploring the hinterland of science. 

Date public defense: March 15, 2011

 

Research Grants

 

October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2011         FWO Research Fellow

October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2014        Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO)

October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2017        Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FWO)

 

Research stays abroad

 

September 1 – October 17, 2009 

Study visit with Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Lehman College, The City University of New York

September 6 – October 6, 2010 

Study visit with Prof. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Graduate Center (CUNY), New York

April 24 – October 11, 2013

Postdoctoral fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute (Vienna)

February 2016 – July 2016

Study visit at the Center for Cognitive Studies (Tufts University, Boston)

April 11, 2017 – May 15, 2017 (planned)       

Research stay at the Central European University in Budapest, with Dan Sperber

                       

 

Scientific awards


      2006: Award for best Master’s thesis

      2011: ‘Book of the year’ award for the book ‘De ongelovige Thomas heeft een punt’

      2012: Shortlist ‘Socrates Wisselbeker Filosofie’ for the book ‘De ongelovige Thomas heeft een punt’

      2013: Shortlist Science Communication Award, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten

 

 

Publications

 

A1.1 (international, peer-reviewed, listed in ISI Web of Science)

  1. Boudry, M., Blancke, S., & Braeckman, J. (2010). How not to attack Intelligent Design Creationism: Philosophical misconceptions about Methodological Naturalism. Foundations of Science, 15(3), 227–244. Impact Factor: 0.180 Rank 37/50 (History & Philosophy of Science, Q3)
  2. Boudry, M., Blancke, S., & Braeckman, J. (2010). Irreducible incoherence and intelligent design. A look into the conceptual toolbox of a pseudoscience. Quarterly Review of Biology, 85(4), 473-482. Impact Factor 2010: 5.818, ranking: 5/86 (Biology, Q1).
  3. Boudry, M. and J. Braeckman (2011). Immunizing strategies & epistemic defense mechanisms. Philosophia, 39(1), 145-161. IF: N/A
  4. Blancke, S., Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2011). Simulation of biological evolution under attack, but not really: a response to Meester. Biology & Philosophy, 26(1), 113-118. IF 2011: 1.203, ranking: 5/56 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q1)
  5. Pigliucci, M. and M. Boudry (2011). Why Machine-Information Metaphors are Bad for Science and Science Education. Science & Education, 20(5-6), 453-471. IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)
  6. Boudry, M. and F. Buekens (2011). The Epistemic Predicament of a Pseudoscience: Social Constructivism Confronts Freudian Psychoanalysis. Theoria, 77(2), 159–179. IF: N/A
  7. Boudry, M. & Leuridan, B. (2011) Where the design argument goes wrong: Auxiliary assumptions and unification. Philosophy of Science  78(4):558-578. IF: 0.552. (History and Philosophy of Science: Q1)
  8. Boudry, M., De Cruz, H., Blancke, S., & De Smedt, J. (2011). Het 'universele zuur' van de evolutionaire psychologie? Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 73(2):287-305. IF: N/A
  9. De Cruz, H., M. Boudry, J. De Smedt and S. Blancke (2011). Evolutionary approaches to epistemic justification. Dialectica, 65(4), 517–535. IF: N/A
  10. Boudry, M. and J. De Smedt (2011). In Mysterious Ways: On the Modus Operandi of Supernatural Beings. Religion, 41(3), 517–535. IF: N/A
  11. Blancke, S., Boudry, M., Braeckman, J., De Smedt, J., & De Cruz, H. (2011). Dealing with creationist challenges. What European biology teachers might expect in the classroom. Journal of Biological Education 45(4), 176-182. IF 2011: 0.391, ranking: 75/85 (Biology, Q4) and 27/33 (Education, Scientific Disciplines, Q4).
  12. Blancke, S., De Smedt, J., De Cruz, H., Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2012). The Implications of the Cognitive Sciences for the Relation Between Religion and Science Education: The Case of Evolutionary Theory. Science & Education, 21(8), 1167-1184. IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)
  13. Buekens, F., & Boudry, M. (2012). Psychoanalytic Facts As Unintended Institutional Facts. Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 42(2), 239 - 269. Impact Factor: 0.288 Ranking: 39/48 (Ethics, Q4)
  14. Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2012). How Convenient! The Epistemic Rationale of Selfvalidating Belief Systems. Philosophical Psychology, 25(3), 341-364. Impact Factor: 0.723. Ranking: 25/48 (Ethics, Q3) and 83/126 (Pyschology, multidisciplinary, Q3)
  15. Boudry, M., Blancke, S., & Braeckman, J. (2012). Grist to the Mill of Anti-evolutionism: The Failed Strategy of Ruling the Supernatural Out of Science by Philosophical Fiat. Science & Education, 21(8), 1151-1165. IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)
  16. Fishman, Y. & Boudry, M. (2013) Does Science Presuppose Naturalism (or, Indeed, Anything at All)? Science & Education, 22 (5), 921-949 IF 2012: 0.707, ranking: 16/58 (History and Philosophy of Science, Q2)
  17. Boudry, M. (2013). The hypothesis that saves the day. Ad hoc reasoning in pseudoscience. Logique et Analyse 223, 245-258 (Impact Factor N/A)
  18. Pigliucci, M. & Boudry, M. (2014) Prove it! The Burden of Proof Game in Science vs. Pseudoscience Disputes. Philosophia 42(2): 487–502 IF: N/A
  19. Buekens, F. & Boudry, M. (2014) The Dark Side of the Loon.  Explaining The Temptations of Obscurantism. Theoria 81(2): 126-142. IF: N/A
  20. Edis, T. & Boudry, M. (2014) Beyond Physics? On the prospects of finding an oracle Foundations of Science 19: 403-422. Impact Factor: 0.653 Rank 17/60 (History & Philosophy of Science, Q2)
  21. Boudry, M., and M. Vlerick. (2014). Evolution Does Care About Truth, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 28(1), 65–77.  IF: N/A
  22. Boudry, M., Blancke, S. and Pigliucci, M.: (2014) What Makes Weird Beliefs Thrive? The Epidemiology of Pseudoscience. Philosophical Psychology 28 (8):1177-1198 IF: 1.151, ranking: 20/51 (Ethics, Q2) and 60/129 (Pyschology, multidisciplinary, Q2)
  23. Boudry, M., Vlerick, M. and McKay, R. T.: (2015) Can evolution get us off the hook? Evaluating the ecological defence of human rationality. Consciousness and Cognition 33: 524–535 IF: 2.182 Ranking: 33/85 (Psychology, Experimental, Q2)
  24. Boudry, M., Paglieri, F., & Pigliucci, M. (2015) The Fake, the Flimsy, and the Fallacious: Demarcating Arguments in Real Life. Argumentation 29(4), 431-456. IF: 0.814 Ranking: 71/179 (Linguistics, Q2) and 45/79 (Communication, Q3)
  25. Boudry, M., & Coyne, J. (2016). Disbelief in belief: On the cognitive status of supernatural beliefs. Philosophical Psychology, 29(4), 601-615. / Fakers, fanatics, and false dilemmas: Reply to Van Leeuwen. Philosophical Psychology, 29(4), 622-627.  IF 2015: 1.151, ranking: 20/51 (Ethics, Q2) and 60/129 (Pyschology, multidisciplinary, Q2)
  26. Mercier, H., Boudry, M. & Paglieri F., Trouche, E. & (2016). Natural-Born Arguers: Teaching How to Make the Best of Our Reasoning Abilities. Educational Psychologist, 1-16. doi:10.1080/00461520.2016.1207537 IF: 5.688 Ranking 1/ 230 (Education & Educational Research, Q1) and 1/57 (Psychology, Educational, Q1)
  27. Nieminen, P., Boudry, M., Ryökäs, E., & Mustonen, A.-M. (2017). Biblical and Theistic Arguments Against The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism. Zygon, 52(1), 9-23. doi:10.1111/zygo.12327
  28. Blancke, S., Boudry, M. and Pigliucci, M., (2017) Why do irrational beliefs mimic science? The cultural evolution of pseudoscience Theoria 83, 78–97. IF: N/A.
  29. Vlerick, M. & Boudry M. (in press) Psychological closure does not entail cognitive closure. Dialectia


A1.2. (international, peer-reviwed, listed in VABB) 

 

Boudry, M., & Pigliucci, M. (2013). The mismeasure of machine: Synthetic biology and the trouble with engineering metaphors. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C:

Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 44(4), 660-668. c:vabb:249437 SNIP Impact Factor: 0.597

 

A2 (international, peer-reviewed)


  • Boudry, M., Termote, R., & Betz, W. (2010). Fabricating Communication: the case of the Belgian coma patient. Skeptical Inquirer, 34(4), 12-15.
  • Boudry, M. (2015). The Relentless Retreat: Kelly James Clark’s Religion and the Sciences of Origins. Reports of the National Center for Science Education 35(4), 3.1-3.6.
  • Boudry, M. (2015) The Sin of Scientism. Reports of the National Center for Science Education 35(5), 6.1-6.3 
  • Boudry, M. (2017). Abolish the Freedom of Religion! A View from Europe. Free Inquiry February/March, 50-51.

 

 

A3 (national, peer-reviewed)

  1. Boudry, M. (2009). In de ban van Freud & Co - het epistemische drijfzand van de psychoanalyse. Tijdschrift Klinische Psychologie, 39(1), 28-35.
  2. Boudry, M. (2013) De hardnekkigheid van God, Ethiek & Maatschappij 15(2), 91-108
  3. Boudry, M. (2016) De landingsbaan van de werkelijkheid. Streven, juni, 498-503

 

A4 (national, without peer review)

  • Boudry, M. (2006). l’Anti-Livre Noir de la Psychoanalyse: het intellectuele bankroet van de psychoanalyse? Wonder en is gheen wonder, 6(3).
  • Boudry, M. (2007). Bisschop Léonard over ‘abnormale’ homoseksualiteit. Wonder en is gheen Wonder, 7(2).
  • Boudry, M. (2008). De voorbarige terugkeer van de psychoanalyse. Wonder en is gheen Wonder, 8(4).
  • Boudry, M., & Betz, W. (2010). Skepp en skepticisme. Een pleidooi voor wetenschap en rede. De Geus, 42(7), 5-7.
  • Boudry, M.( 2011). Een dag in de parapsychologische kersentuin. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 11 (3):4-8.
  • Boudry, M., and Beeckman, C. (2011). Stralingsparanoia in De Raad Van Europa. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 11 (3),16-19.
  • Vandermassen, G. & Boudry, M. (2013) Overhaast eerherstel voor Freud. Psyche & Brein, nr. 3, 2013
  • Boudry, M. (2013). Evolutie en andere gevaarlijke memen. De Geus  45 (7), 20-23
  • Boudry, M. (2013) Over bewijslast en andere gewichtige zaken. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 13(3),14-18
  • Boudry, M. (2014) Kan het bestaan van God bewezen worden? Filosofie Magazine, mei 2014, 68-70
  • Boudry, M. (2016) Gezocht: drogredenen. (In)formeel karakter. Wonder en is gheen Wonder 16(4), 4-11

B1 (books)

  • Braeckman, J. & M. Boudry (2011) De ongelovige Thomas heeft een punt : een handleiding voor kritisch denken. Houtekiet
  • Boudry, M. (2015). Illusies voor gevorderden. Of waarom waarheid altijd beter is. Polis

 

B2 (book chapters, international, peer-reviewed)

  • Boudry, M. (2013) Loki’s Wager and Laudan’s Error. On genuine and territorial demarcation. In Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Project. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press (pp. 79-89)
  • Boudry, M., Vlerick, M., & McKay, R. T. (2016). Don’t blame the norm. On the challenges of ecological rationality. In F. Paglieri, L. Bonelli, & S. Felletti (Eds.), The Psychology of Argument: Cognitive Approaches to Argumentation and Persuasion (pp. 85-97). London: College Publications. 
  • Boudry, M. & Pigliucci, M. (forthcoming) “Vindicating science – by bringing it down” In Rhetorical, cognitive and epistemological perspectives on science and culture. Purdue University Press.

 

B2 (book chapters, national)

  • Boudry, M., & Braeckman, J. (2009). Kritisch denken : de ethische dimensie. In S. Hertmans (Ed.), Grenzen aan de ethiek? (7e ed., pp. 49-62). Gent: Academia Press. 
  • Boudry, M. (2014) Wetenschapsfilosofie. In Meester, F. & Meester, M. Durf te denken! Filosofie voor havo. Boom
  • Pauwels, L. & Boudry, M. (2017) Over religie, geweld  en extremistische morele overtuigingen. Wat is de rol van religieus autoritarisme en gepercipieerde onrechtvaardigheid? Handboek Politiediensten, nr. 122 (mei 2017), Wolters Kluwer
  • Boudry, M. (2017) Zinvol Geweld. In Lauwaert, L. Filosofie van geweld Polis.

 

B3 Books (edited)


  • Pigliucci, M; & M. Boudry (2013), Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Project. The University of Chicago Press 
  • Boudry, M. & Pigliucci, M. (forthcoming) Science Unlimited? The challenges of scientism. The University of Chicago Press

 

 

C1 (proceedings)


  • Buekens, F., & Boudry, M. (2011). Freud's unintended Institutional Facts. In K. François & B.
  • Löwe & T. Müller & B. van Kerkhove (Eds.), Foundations of the Formal Sciences VII (pp. 34-60). London: King's College Publications.
  • Boudry, M. (2009). Methodological Naturalism as an Intrinsic Property of Science: Grist to the Mill of Intelligent Design Theory. In: 150 Years After Origin: Biological, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives. Victoria College, University of Toronto, November 2124.

 

C2 (book reviews, international) 

  • Boudry, M. (2010). Exploring the hinterland of science. Book review of Massimo Pigliucci: Nonsense on stilts: How to tell science from bunk. Metascience, 20(1), 173-176. 
  • Boudry, M. (2012) Review of Alvin Plantinga (2011), “Where the Conflict Really Lies. Science, Religion and Naturalism" Science & Education DOI 10.1007/s11191-0129516-y

 

 

Presentations at International Conferences

 

  1. Boudry, M. “Psychoanalysis and social constructivism: the epistemic status of a pseudoscience” – First Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) – University of Twente, Enschede – August 23-25, 2007.
  2. Buekens, M. & Boudry, M. “Institutional Facts or Social Constructions? A Searlean Reconstruction of Psychoanalytic Facts” – Foundation of the Formal Sciences VI. Bringing together Philosophy and Sociology of Science – Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science – Vrije Universiteit Brussel – October 21-24, 2008.
  3. Boudry, M. “Methodological Naturalism as an Intrinsic Property of Science: Grist to the Mill of Intelligent Design Theory” – 150 Years After Origin: Biological, Historical and Philosophical Perspectives – Victoria College, University of Toronto – November 21-24, 2009.
  4. Buekens, M. & Boudry, M. “Obscured by Lacanian Clouds? Some Remarks On An Epistemic Defence Mechanism” – Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society –  Middlesex University – 5th June 2010.
  5. Boudry, M. “Immunizing Strategies: The epistemic structures of pseudoscience” Fourth Conference of the Dutch-Flemish Association for Analytic Philosophy: Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind at The Crossroads – Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven – January 20-22, 2010.
  6. Boudry, M., Blancke, S. & Braeckman, J. “Why has God left science? Charles Darwin and the development of scientific naturalism” Thirteenth European Conference on Science and Theology (ECST XIII) – Edinburgh, UK – April 7-11, 2010.
  7. Buekens, F. & Boudry, M.: “Sacred Mountains. Reflections on Unintended Institutional 
  8. Facts” – Conference on Collective Intentionality VII: Perspectives on Social Ontology – University of Basel - August 23-26, 2010.
  9. Blancke, S., De Smedt, J., De Cruz, H., Boudry, M. & Braeckman, J. “Religion, creationism and biological education: a cognitive perspective” – Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion – Baltimore, USA – October 29-31, 2010.
  10. Boudry, M. “How to deal with religious convictions in the biology classroom? Dissecting a failed attempt to reconcile science and religion” – Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion – Baltimore, USA – October 29-31, 2010.
  11. Boudry, M. “In Mysterious Ways: On the Modus Operandi of Supernatural Beings” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) – Milwaukee – October 2011
  12. Boudry, M. “In Mysterious Ways: On the Modus Operandi of Supernatural Beings” Center for Inquiry – Amherst, NY –November 2011
  13. Boudry, M. “In Mysterious ways. On belief in supernatural causation and the truth value of religion” Naturalising Religion: Kazimierz Naturalist Workshop 2012 – Kazimierz (Poland) - July 2-6, 2012
  14. Boudry, M. “Loki’s Wager? Reviving the demarcation problem”, Fourth Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA), Helsinki, Finland, 28-31 August
  15. 2013 
  16. Blancke, S.; Boudry, M. Religion as a post hoc rationalization, SSSR Boston, November 8-10, 2013
  17. Boudry, M. & Vlerick, M. Are humans (ir)rational? Or is evolution? The  locus shift of ecological rationality, 7th Munich-Sydney-Tilburg Conference in thePhilosophy of Science:  Evolutionary Thinking, University of Sydney, March 20-22,2014.
  18. McKay, R. & Boudry, M. "In Defence of False Beliefs?" Epistemic Innocence Workshop, Birmingham, 8-9th May 2014.
  19. Boudry, M. “Crazy little thing called scientism”. Scientism Workshop, Graduate Center of the
  20. City University of New York, May 16 & 17, 2014
  21. Boudry, M. & Blancke, S.  “What Makes Weird Beliefs Thrive” Cognitive Science of Science:
  22. Kazimierz Naturalist Workshop 2014, Kazimierz (Poland) August 18-21, 2014
  23. Mercier, H., Boudry, M. and Paglieri, F. “Natural born arguers: an evolutionary perspective on critical thinking education”. European Conference on Social Intelligence, University of Barcelona, November 3-5, 2014.
  24. Mercier, H., Boudry, M. and Paglieri, F. “Natural born arguers: an evolutionary perspective on critical thinking education” Reasoning, Argumentation & Critical Thinking Instruction (RACT 2015), Lund University, February 25-27, 2015.
  25. Mercier, H., Boudry, M. and Paglieri, F. “Natural born arguers: an evolutionary perspective on critical thinking education” European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon, June 9-12.
  26. Boudry, M., Paglieri, F., & Pigliucci, M. (2015) The Fake, the Flimsy, and the Fallacious: Demarcating Arguments in Real Life. Argage 2015, Lausanne, September 8-11.
  27. Boudry M. Is your brain wired for science? International Society of Political Psychology, July 12-14 Warszaw
  28. Boudry, M. What if irrational beliefs make people happy? The Skeptic’s dilemma Skepsis Conference, Amersfoort, October 22, 2016
  29. Boudry, M. "Pseudoscience and immunizing strategies: the case of psychoanalysis", Plenary lecture at XII Portuguese Congress of Psychiatry, VilaMoura.

 

Guest lectures at academic institutions

      October 31, 2007: “De immunisatiestrategieën van de psychoanalyse”, Filosofische methodieken en vaardigheden, UGent

      October 8, 2008: “Dubieuze wetenschap en immunisatiestrategieën: het geval Freud”, Filosofische methodieken en vaardigheden, UGent

      November 18, 2009: “Intelligent Ontwerp en onherleidbare complexiteit”, Filosofische methodieken en vaardigheden, UGent 

      March 22, 2010: “Methodologisch en Metafysisch Naturalisme. Waar is God gebleven in de wetenschap?”, Geschiedenis en filosofie van de biologie, UGent

      May 10, 2010: “Zorgen voor Darwin? De blijvende aantrekkingskracht van creationisme en intelligent ontwerp”, Geschiedenis en filosofie van de biologie, UGent

      October 13, 2010: “Immunizing Strategies & Epistemic Defense Mechanisms”, Filosofische methodieken en vaardigheden, UGent

      November 10, 2010: : “Methodologisch en Metafysisch Naturalisme. Waar is God gebleven in de wetenschap?”, Filosofische methodieken en vaardigheden, UGent

      February 21, 2011: “Het demarcatieprobleem. De grens tussen wetenschap en pseudowetenschap”, Wetenschapsfilosofie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

      February,16 2012: “Kritisch denken. De grens tussen zin en onzin, wetenschap en pseudowetenschap.”, XIOS hogeschool & KHLim, Hasselt, Ingenieur en Maatschappij

      March 19, 2012: “Psychoanalyse en pseudowetenschap” Arteveldehogeschool, Gent

      October 2, 2012: “Debunking the Debunker. Plantinga’s argument against evolutionary naturalism”. Tilburg University.

      January 15, 2013: “In Mysterious Ways: On Belief in Supernatural Causation and the Truth Value of Religion” Konrad Lorenz Institute (Vienna).

      September 17, 2013 “Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Revisiting the Demarcation Problem” Konrad Lorenz Institute (Vienna).

      March 12, 2014: “Wetenschap en pseudowetenschap” UHasselt

      May 7, 2014 “Cognitieve wetenschap van religie”, Universiteit Antwerpen.

      July 2, 2014: “Intellectual Black Holes. And How to Stay Out of Them.” Doctoral Summer School at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 

      November 17, 2014: “What Makes Weird Beliefs Thrive? The Epidemiology of Pseudoscience.” Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

      December 2, 2015. Guest lecture in Philosophical Anthropology (UGent)

      March 22, 2016. Guest lecture in Language & Mind, Tufts University, Boston

      October 12, 2016 Guest lecture, “Goddelijk geweld. De evolutie van religieuze onverdraagzaamheid.” UGent, Permanente Vorming

      December 5. Why weird beliefs thrive. The epidemiology of pseudoscience. Department of Philosophy at Palacky University, Czech Republic

      December 5. Plus Ultra. Why science does not have limits. Department of Philosophy at Palacky University, Czech Republic

      December 6. Disbelief in belief. On the cognitive status of supernatural beliefs. Department of Philosophy at Palacky University, Czech Republic

      February 14, 2017. “Wetenschap, pseudowetenschap en kritisch denken” en “De cognitieve wortels van pseudowetenschap”. Guest lecture for course “Alternatieve geneeswijzen: een kritische benadering”, Faculteit Farmaceutische wetenschappen, UGent.

 

Membership of scientific organizations

      Behavioral and Brain Sciences Associate

      SKEPP (Belgian skeptical organization)

      Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)

      Center for Inquiry

      Epistemic Innocence Network - Imperfect Cognition https://sites.google.com/site/epistemicinnocence/

      Liberales - board member

      COST Association | Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories (COMPACT)

 

 

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