Skeptic by Michael Shermer
Viewing the World with a Rational Eye

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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.
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Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific American

For fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience. His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and entertaining writing style has thrilled his huge and devoted audience for years. Now, in Skeptic, seventy-five of these columns are available together for the first time; a welcome addition for his fans and a stimulating introduction for new readers.

 

About Michael Shermer

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Michael Shermer is the author of The Believing Brain, Why People Believe Weird Things, The Science of Good and Evil, The Mind Of The Market, Why Darwin Matters, Science Friction, How We Believe and other books on the evolution of human beliefs and behavior. He is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, the editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an adjunct professor at Claremont Graduate University. He lives in Southern California.
 
Published January 12, 2016 by Henry Holt and Co.. 302 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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on Sep 15 2015

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.

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Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Feb 03 2016

...Shermer does yeoman service in debunking various forms of pseudo-science. There is something irritating, however, about his self-chosen label as “skeptic.”

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