• Skeptic

  • Viewing the World with a Rational Eye
  • By: Michael Shermer
  • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-13-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Michael Shermer/John Wagner Studios
  • 4.4 (243 ratings)

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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.
©2016 Michael Shermer (P)2016 Michael Shermer
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Critic Reviews

"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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By dugreader on 09-04-16

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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By Artem on 09-27-16

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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By ANDREW NORRIS on 03-22-17

A selection of fascinating subjects

A really fascinating book and s broad range of subjects covered. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in science or rationality.

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By Stuart Sorensen on 02-11-17

nice overview

For a fairly short audio it had a good amount of stuff packed in it.

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