Did an advanced civilization disappear more than 12,000 years ago?
Why torture doesn't work
How to think about claims, even the Resurrection
Artificial intelligence as existential threat
Science contemplates the incomprehensible
Why worldview threats undermine evidence
A new battle over sexual orientation
These Truths Are Not Self-Evident—but They've Been Firmly Established Over and Over by Scientific Research
A compendium of irrefutable facts for these fact-starved times
The psychology of political pessimism
Can science and Silicon Valley defeat death?
Where the known meets the unknown we are tempted to inject paranormal and supernatural forces to explain unsolved mysteries. We must resist the temptation because such efforts can never succeed
Facilitated communication, autism and patients' rights
Charlie Sheen's misadventure with a false cure for HIV/AIDS
What would be your final words?
Why Malthus makes for bad science policy
Would you know it if you saw it?
Political bias troubles the academy
Can a brain's connectome be preserved forever?
Seventy-five Scientific American columns, collected
Columnist Michael Shermer responds to critics of his most recent piece for Scientific American