Michael Shermer is one of the most prominent skeptics in America, and is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of The Michael Shermer Show podcast, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For over 30 years, Skeptic has been on the forefront of skeptical inquiry and groundbreaking science, publishing insightful articles on a vast number of subjects. The magazine examines extraordinary claims, promotes science and reason, and serves as an educational tool for those seeking a sound scientific viewpoint. Michael has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate University, where he taught a transdisciplinary course for Ph.D. students on Evolution, Economics, and the Brain. He was a monthly columnist for Scientific American for 18 years.
2007 - 2011
Conspiracy: Why the Rational Believe the Irrational (2022)
Giving the Devil his Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist (2020)
Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia (2018)
Skeptic: Viewing the World with a Rational Eye (2016)
The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People (2015)
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths (2011)
Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown (2010)
Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design (2007)
The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics (2007)
The Science of Good and Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow the Golden Rule (2005)
How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God (2003)
In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace: A Biographical Study on the Psychology of History (2002)
The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense (2001)
MEDIA & APPEARANCES
Michael regularly contributes opinion editorials, essays, and reviews to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Nature, and other publications.
He has been interviewed in countless documentaries aired on PBS, A&E, Discovery, The History Channel, The Science Channel, and The Learning Channel.
He appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, Oprah, and Larry King Live.
He was the co-host and co-producer of the 13-hour Family Channel television series, Exploring the Unknown.
His two TED talks, seen by millions, were voted in the top 100.