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Darwin: Ghostbuster, Muse and Magistrate

Darwin historian Richard Milner shares some of the lesser known aspects of Darwin's life. And Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer talks about the stock market, religion and other belief systems. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include www.darwinlive.com; www.michaelshermer.com

January 22, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Quantum Quackery

A surprise-hit film has renewed interest in applying quantum mechanics to consciousness, spirituality and human potential

January 1, 2005 — Michael Shermer

Common Sense

Surprising new research shows that crowds are often smarter than individuals

December 1, 2004 — Michael Shermer

The Myth Is the Message

Yet another discovery of the lost continent of Atlantis shows why science and myth make uneasy bedfellows

October 1, 2004 — Michael Shermer

Mustangs, Monists and Meaning

The dualist belief that body and soul are separate entities is natural, intuitive and with us from infancy. It is also very probably wrong

September 1, 2004 — Michael Shermer

Turn Me On, Dead Man

What do the Beatles, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton all have in common?

May 1, 2005 — Michael Shermer

Hermits and Cranks

Fifty years ago Martin Gardner launched the modern skeptical movement. Unfortunately, much of what he wrote about is still current today

March 1, 2002 — Michael Shermer

Vox Populi

The voice of the people reveals why evolution remains controversial

July 1, 2002 — Michael Shermer

Shermer's Last Law

Any sufficiently advanced extraterrestrial intelligence is indistinguishable from God

January 1, 2002 — Michael Shermer

Mesmerized by Magnetism

An 18th-century investigation into mesmerism shows us how to think about 21st-century therapeutic magnets

November 1, 2002 — Michael Shermer

I, Clone

The Three Laws of Cloning will protect clones and advance science

April 1, 2003 — Michael Shermer

Candle in the Dark

Instead of cursing the darkness of pseudoscience on television, light a candle with Cable Science Network

November 1, 2003 — Michael Shermer