Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer, PhD

225 Interviews

Michael Shermer's Interviews

Michael Shermer & Ayaan Hirsi Ali 15 Nov 2023 • EN

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Converted to Christianity

On November 11, 2023, my friend, colleague, and hero Ayaan Hirsi Ali released a statement explaining "Why I am Now a Christian”. What follows is my response, “Why I am Not a Christian,” and why in any case the alternative to theistic morality is not atheism but Enlightenment humanism—a cosmopolitan worldview that place

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Michael Shermer & Greg Lukianoff + Rikki Schlott 24 Oct 2023 • EN

Cancel Culture and What to Do About It (Greg Lukianoff & Rikki Schlott)

Get your tickets to meet Peter Boghossian + Michael Shellenberger: https://skeptic.com/event Cancel Culture is a new phenomenon, and The Canceling of the American Mind is the first book to codify it and survey its effects. From the team that brought you the bestselling Coddling of the American Mind comes hard data and

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Michael Shermer & Robert Sapolsky 17 Oct 2023 • EN

Robert Sapolsky on Free Will and Determinism

Meet Jared Diamond and Michael Shermer: https://skeptic.com/event Robert Sapolsky is the author of A Primate’s Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, and Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. His most recent book, Behave, was a New York Times bestseller and named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and the Wall Stree

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Michael Shermer & David Wolpe 13 Oct 2023 • EN

Armageddon in the Middle East? (David Wolpe)

Shermer and Wolpe discuss: what happened to Israel’s vaunted security apparatus, intelligence agency and military readiness? • Zionism, Judaism, and Israel • Palestine, Palestinians, and the Gaza strip • Hamas, Hezbollah, and terrorism • U.S. support for Israel • Iran, the Iran Deal, and why they support terrorists • T

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Michael Shermer & Avi Loeb 29 Aug 2023 • EN

Evidence of Aliens? Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb

Did Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb discover the remnants of an interstellar meteor in the form of spherules on the ocean floor? Could they be of alien origin? In today’s special edition of The Michael Shermer Show the guest, Harvard astrophysicist Dr. Avi Loeb announces that he has discovered material from a large interst

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Michael Shermer & Bjorn Lomborg 08 Aug 2023 • EN

Is a Human Life Worth $10 Million or Only $187,000? (Bjorn Lomborg)

World leaders have promised everything to everyone. But they are failing. Together with more than a hundred of the world’s top economists, Bjorn Lomborg has worked for years to identify the world’s best solutions. Based on 12 new, peer-reviewed papers, forthcoming in Cambridge University Press’ Journal of Benefit-Cost

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