John Rennie, Michael Shermer and Steve Mirsky all watched Ben Stein's new antievolution movie. Here's what they had to say about its design flaws.
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
A surprise-hit film has renewed interest in applying quantum mechanics to consciousness, spirituality and human potential
Surprising new research shows that crowds are often smarter than individuals
Yet another discovery of the lost continent of Atlantis shows why science and myth make uneasy bedfellows
Columnist Michael Shermer responds to critics of his most recent piece for Scientific American
The dualist belief that body and soul are separate entities is natural, intuitive and with us from infancy. It is also very probably wrong
Scientific experiments claiming that distant intercessory prayer produces salubrious effects are deeply flawed
What do the Beatles, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton all have in common?
Alternative medicine is not everything to gain and nothing to lose
Fifty years ago Martin Gardner launched the modern skeptical movement. Unfortunately, much of what he wrote about is still current today
The voice of the people reveals why evolution remains controversial
Any sufficiently advanced extraterrestrial intelligence is indistinguishable from God
Rarely does anyone weigh facts before deciding what to believe
An 18th-century investigation into mesmerism shows us how to think about 21st-century therapeutic magnets
Science is an exquisite blend of data and theory
Eastern and Western science are put to political uses in both cultures
Is the universe fine-tuned for life?
The Three Laws of Cloning will protect clones and advance science