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How We Misunderstand Economics and Why it Matters: The Psychology of Bias, Distortion and Conspiracy (book cover)

Skeptic » eSkeptic » December 10, 2019

SCIENCE SALON # 94 Michael Shermer with David Leiser — How We Misunderstand Economics and Why it Matters This is the first book to...
Virtue Signaling: Essays on Darwinian Politics & Free Speech (book cover)

Skeptic » eSkeptic » December 3, 2019

SCIENCE SALON # 93 Michael Shermer with Geoffrey Miller — Virtue Signaling: Essays on Darwinian Politics and Free Speech Michael Shermer talks with the...
Junior Skeptic (cover)

Skeptic » eSkeptic » November 26, 2019

JUNIOR SKEPTIC Download select issues in PDF format Reg. $1.99 ea. NOW $1.49 ea. Created in 1998 by Skeptics Society co-founders Pat Linse and Michael...
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Skeptic » Reading Room » From Camelot to Conspiracy Memory, Myth, and the Death...

Why did JFK’s untimely death produce so many clashing interpretations of one of the most meticulously documented periods of history? This article...
Steven Pinker in The Violence Paradox

Skeptic » eSkeptic » November 19, 2019

The Enemy Within by Michael Shermer On October 6, 1966 (Stardate: 1672.1), NBC aired Episode 5 of Star Trek, titled “The Enemy Within.” Captain James...
Steven Pinker in The Violence Paradox

Skeptic » Reading Room » The Enemy Within a Review of “The Violence Paradox”

Michael Shermer reviews The Violence Paradox, a PBS NOVA film special based on Steven Pinker’s book The Better Angels of Our Nature. Shermer...
What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea (book cover)

Skeptic » eSkeptic » November 12, 2019

SCIENCE SALON # 91 Michael Shermer with James Traub — What Was Liberalism? The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea In this...
Skeptic » Reading Room » Constructive Conspiracism Why We Are Wired for Detecting Danger

Skeptic » Reading Room » Constructive Conspiracism Why We Are Wired for Detecting Danger

In this article, originally published in Quillette on Halloween, October 31, 2019, Dr. Shermer argues that patternicity, agenticity, pessimism, the negativity bias,...
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Skeptic » eSkeptic » November 5, 2019

In this article, originally published in Quillette on Halloween, October 31, 2019, Dr. Shermer argues that patternicity, agenticity, pessimism, the negativity bias,...
Pinker in Skeptic magazine on rationality and “post-truth” culture « Why Evolution Is True

Pinker in Skeptic magazine on rationality and “post-truth” culture « Why Evolution Is True

The much- (and unjustly) maligned Steven Pinker wrote the cover story for this month’s Skeptic Magazine, which is available free at the link...

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