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Michael Shermer

Skeptic Magazine/ Columnist, Scientific American
Founding Publisher
Dr. Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a regular contributor to Time.com, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University. His new book is The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom. He has been a college professor since 1979, also teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate University, where he taught a transdisciplinary course for Ph.D. students on "Evolution, Economics, and the Brain." As a public intellectual he regularly contributes opinion editorials, book reviews, and essays to The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Nature, and other publications. He has appeared on such shows as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Charlie Rose, and Larry King Live (but, proudly, never Jerry Springer!) His two TED talks, seen by millions, were voted in the top 100 of the more than 1,000 TED talks.