Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine. He is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time, How We Believe: The Search for God in an Age of Science and more. Singularists, transhumanists, cryonicists, and extropians -- the afterlife is just as alive today as it was in the age of Dante and Thomas Moore. With his new work, Michael Shermer takes us into the labs and hallways where minds are frozen, preserved and uploaded; he takes us through the alleyways of history where the afterlife has defined epochs and cultures across the globe; and he unravels the psychological web of how and why humankind has always been obsessed with mortality. Join us for an evening celebrating, Heavens on Earth.