Dr. Michael Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society, and Editor in Chief of its magazine Skeptic, which is largely devoted to investigating and debunking pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. The Skeptics Society currently has over 55,000 members.
Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour Fox Family television series Exploring the Unknown. Since April 2004, he has been a monthly columnist for Scientific American magazine with his Skeptic column. Shermer claims to have once been a fundamentalist Christian, and now describes himself as an agnostic nontheist and an advocate for humanist philosophy.
We talked to him about the environment and religion in a privatized education system. Here's the archive.
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