Michael Shermer On “The Pattern Behind Self-Deception”

Shermer does TED and explains how two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired traits, useful for survival, backfire on us: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Tony Blair On Our Allies Who Live Within Theocracies

Michael Shermer got the chance to ask Tony Blair how we spread various central Western ideals of democracy, education, civil liberties, equality, etc. in hostile theocratic countries without resorting to military force.  Part of Blair’s answer: “It’s one of the great myths perpetrated in our own societies is that somehow people who live in oppressive [Read More...]

Michael Shermer’s “Baloney Detection Kit”

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Shermer To Maher: Being Anti-Vaccination Is Tantamount To Being Anti-Evolution

Bill Maher’s mistrust of western medicine has been earning him a lot of flak from the scientific and skeptic communities.  Here is the latest, an open letter from Michael Shermer: I believe that when it comes to alternative medicine in general and vaccinations in particular you have fallen prey to the same cognitive biases and [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: “Mr. Deity and the Skeptic”

Guest appearance by Michael Shermer! Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Shermer’s latest book is The Mind of the Market, on [Read More...]

Dispelling The Myth That Nazism Was An Outgrowth Of Darwinian Atheism

In April of last year, Richard Dawkins wrote this letter (which should be read in full) to someone duped by the slander that Darwinian atheism led to Hitler’s ideals and goals: His horrible bidding was done by millions of ordinary German footsoldiers, and the great majority of them were Christians. Many were Lutheran, and many [Read More...]

Debunking The Bible Code

via Holly Pugliares  Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Debate On Miracles

Michael Shermer vs. Adrian Holloway [Read more...]


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