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.
- The Believing Brain
- How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God
- Why People Believe Weird Things
- The Moral Arc
In the first half, Michael Shermer, the publisher and editor of Skeptic magazine and the Director of the Skeptics Society, discussed his latest work outlining how science and reason have been the driving forces of truth and morality throughout history. In the latter half, Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University, who spent seven years traveling through Belize,... More »Host: George Noory
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... More »Host: Ian Punnett
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
Stanton Friedman & Michael Shermer squared off on the topic of UFOs and ETs. ... More »Host: George Noory
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
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
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... More »Host: George Noory
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