• by Michael Shermer
  • Narrated by Michael Shermer
  • 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author's monthly Scientific American columns.
An eclectic, inspiring collection exploring a broad range of scientific thought from best-selling author and celebrated skeptic Michael Shermer.
In Skeptic, Shermer "turns a critical eye toward questions big, small, and trivial" (Kirkus). His trademark combination of deep scientific understanding and entertaining writing style has thrilled his huge and devoted audience for years. Now, 75 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 listeners. Skeptic is a must-listen collection from one of our leading science commentators.


What the Critics Say

"Michael Shermer is a beacon of reason in an ocean of irrationality." (Neil deGrasse Tyson)
"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." (Kirkus)


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Customer Reviews

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Mostly for Those Already in the Choir

What did you like best about Skeptic? What did you like least?

It's worth reading/listening to. A couple surprises for me, but otherwise not sure if it contains a ton of stuff that's not already disseminated elsewhere (though I probably over-estimate what I think I was familiar with beforehand). It's thoughtful, and reinforcing, and anticipates, and addresses any perception of imbalance that may come up from critics. Even for the arguments I am familiar with, it's worth the listen just to hear people that are better, and more practiced in articulating the arguments do so.

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- dugreader

skeptical approach to a host of topics

thoigh Michael's delivery is quite boring, it doesnt prevent you from gleaning the incredible information contained with in his collection of essays. he handles all topics with respect and measured pressure, and its a great read for people just starting in the path of questioning the world around you in a rrspectful yet productive way.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2016
  • Publisher: Michael Shermer/John Wagner Studios