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Dr. Michael Shermer

Biography:

Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology, and the co-host and producer of a Fox Family television series called, Exploring the Unknown.

Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, his M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of several books including, The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Share Care, and Follow the Golden Rule, on the evolutionary origins of morality and how to be good without God. In addition, he has appeared on many national television programs as a skeptic of weird and extraordinary claims.

Past Shows:

End of the World Special

Skeptic Michael Shermer spoke about Harold Camping's failed May 21st Rapture prediction, and why people believe the things they do. Next, Judaica professor Ken Hanson discussed how President Obama's policy toward Israel could trigger Armageddon in the Middle East. Then, Dr. Judith Orloff addressed why people believe in 'end times' prophecy, and how they can deal with the disappointment of Saturday's non-event apocalypse. Open Lines followed. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

The Skeptical Perspective

Publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer offered his viewpoint on a variety of topics including life-after-death, conspiracy theories, intelligent design, and climate change. Last hour guest, US media representative for the Billy Meier contacts, Michael Horn offered a rebuttal to skeptical assessments of Meier's UFO photos and evidence. ... More »

Host: George Noory

UFO/ET Debate

Stanton Friedman & Michael Shermer squared off on the topic of UFOs and ETs. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Rebroadcast: "Skeptic's Cage" from 1/23/06

In this rebroadcast from 1/23/06, skeptic Dr. Michael Shermer debated scientists Gary Schwartz, Russell Targ and Dean Radin on such topics as mediums and remote viewing. The first hour was a replay from 2/12/07, featuring Casey & Jeannie Kasem. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Skeptic's Cage

Dr. Michael Shermer, the publisher of Skeptic Magazine and a columnist for Scientific American debated three scientists, one each hour, on various aspects of scientific thought and the paranormal. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Skepticism & Science

The publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer, discussed science and pseudo-science as well as the paranormal, good & evil, and the intelligent design debate.Being a skeptic, he explained, means engaging in a thoughtful inquiry, and insisting that phenomena be scientifically tested. In general he has found natural explanations for such paranormal mainstays as ESP, ghosts, and miracles. ESP, for instance has not shown statistically significant results in laboratory testing, he noted. ... More »

Host: George Noory

The Skeptic's View

Founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, Dr. Michael Shermer, shared his viewpoint as to why he doesn't believe in paranormal phenomena and many extraordinary claims. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

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