Michael Shermer, PhD

Michael  Shermer is an American science writer, College Professor, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic. Dr. Shermer also debates on topics pertaining to pseudoscience and religion in which he emphasizes scientific skepticism.

He is the producer and co-host of the series Exploring the Unknown, a monthly columnist for Scientific American magazine, and a scientific advisor to the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). Notably, he is the author of The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies: ”How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

He regularly contributes Opinion Editorials, book reviews, and essays to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Nature, and other publications. He has appeared on The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live. His two TED talks, seen by millions, were voted in the top 100 of the more than 1000 TED talks.