Skeptic

  • 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.

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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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Pure stream of logic and reason

Great collection of little essays, showing the way of scientific and skeptical thinking, and common mind traps which one should consider
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- Artem

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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Book Details

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