Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher, Skeptic magazine
Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

What he Studies

The psychology of belief, how our ideas change our behaviors, and the history of science and moral progress.

in the news

You Would’ve Hated Your Heroes: Why History’s Great People Seem So Morally Deficient

Michael Shermer argues that “moral progress” can be directly attributed to the values associated with the West’s embrace of science and reason, which he traces to the beginning of the Enlightenment in the 17th century.
— Salon


How Science Can Inform Ethics and Champion Sentient Beings

The arc of the moral universe really is bending toward progress.
— Scientific American


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Email: mshermer@skeptic.com