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.
In the first half, former ABC investigative correspondent Greg Hunter discussed what he believes are the underlying and troubling factors behind the turbulent financial markets, and offered his analysis of the 2016 presidential race.
In the latter half, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and the director of the Skeptics... More »
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.
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,... More »
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.
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 »