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?
Or why climate skeptics are wrong
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?
Can science help us overcome the terror of existence?
Reason, empiricism and skepticism are not virtues of science alone
The moralistic motivations of ISIS