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
Did Homo naledi behave more like H. homicidensis?
Do we perceive reality as it is?
Discerning science from pseudoscience
How trustworthy are DNA and other crime scene tests?
After seven decades should we be optimistic or pessimistic?