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Michael Shermer



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In Skeptic, Shermer turns a critical eye toward questions big, small, and trivial. His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and entertaining writing style has thrilled his huge and devoted audience for years. Now, seventy-five of these columns are available together for the first time, taking on a wide range of subjects, from psychology and human nature to religion and pseudoscience. A welcome addition for his fans and a stimulating introduction for new readers, Skeptic is a must-read collection from one of our leading science commentators, Dense with facts, convincing arguments, and curious statistics, this is an ingenious collection of light entertainment for readers who believe that explaining stuff is a good idea.

By:   Michael Shermer
Imprint:   Griffin
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781250119636
ISBN 10:   1250119634
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   February 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

MICHAEL SHERMER is the author of <i>The Moral Arc, Why People Believe Weird Things</i>, <i>The Believing Brain</i>, and many other books on the evolution of human beliefs and behavior. He is the founding publisher of <i>Skeptic</i>magazine, the editor of, a monthly columnist for <i>Scientific American</i>, and Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He lives in Southern California.

<b>Praise for <i>The Moral Arc: </i></b><b><i> </i></b> Ambitious... Mr. Shermer is a buoyant culture warrior-and an eloquent one, who believes that our better angels will continue to soar. <i>The Moral Arc</i> presents an impressive account of how far we have come. But it also reminds us that reason, for all its muscle, will need a lot of help to make our moral progress continue. <b>-<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b></p> Michael Shermer [claims that] science...has helped to lay the moral groundwork for modern society, pointing the way to a more just and moral world...Bravo, I say. -<b>Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, author of the best seller <i>The Future of the Mind</i>, and <i>Physics of the Future</i></b></p>

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