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Michael Shermer, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Skeptics Society

Ph.D. History of Science, Claremont Graduate School

M.A., Experimental Psychology, California State University, Fullerton

B.A., Psychology/Biology, Pepperdine University

Dr. Shermer is the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society and the Founding Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine. In addition, Dr. Shermer hosts the Skeptics Distinguished Lecture Series at the California Institute of Technology. He is also a contributing editor and monthly columnist at Scientific American, as well as the science correspondent for KPCC, an NPR affiliate in Los Angeles. Since founding the Skeptics Society, Dr. Shermer has appeared on many television shows—including 20/20, Dateline, and Charlie Rose—as a skeptic of extraordinary claims. He has also been featured in documentaries aired on PBS, Discovery, and The Learning Channel, among others.
A renowned author, Dr. Shermer has written more than ten general-audience books, including How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God, and Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design.

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