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Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and author
Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University. Shermer’s latest book is The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths (2011). He was a college professor for 20 years, and since his creation of Skeptic magazine, has appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, and Charlie Rose. Shermer was the co-host and co-producer of the 13-hour Family Channel television series Exploring the Unknown.

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Shermer explores what created the universe and explains multiple universes, M-theory, quantum foam creation, and other hypotheses still in their formative stage.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Shermer discusses 12 possible answers to the question of why there is something rather than nothing.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Forget about resurrection - the only way to reach immortality is by creating a legacy.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Shermer examines the difference between supernatural design (creationism) and natural design (evolution).

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Scientology’s origins were based in a science fiction’s writer’s desire to earn money and have no actual basis in science.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011