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?
Reason, empiricism and skepticism are not virtues of science alone
The moralistic motivations of ISIS
What do we mean by “natural”?
Just because we don't know everything doesn't mean we know nothing
The arc of the moral universe really is bending toward progress
What the living dead can teach us about ancient prejudices
Who believes in conspiracy theories—and why
Are democracies less warlike?
I just witnessed an event so mysterious that it shook my skepticism
How the survivor bias distorts reality
Should action on the climate be just another line item in the budget?
The American dream is not dead yet