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      January 7, 2016

      Homo naledi and Human Nature

      Columnist Michael Shermer responds to critics of his most recent piece for Scientific American
      January 22, 2009The Sciences

      Darwin: Ghostbuster, Muse and Magistrate

      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...
      July 1, 2015Mind

      3 New Books Explain the Roots of Altruism

      Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND
      April 1, 2015The Sciences

      April Book Reviews Roundup

      Books and recommendations from Scientific American
      November 1, 2011The Sciences

      Scientific American-Then and Now

      "Scientific America" is the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States Thoughts on the first issue of Scientific American, from 1845, now available online .
      September 3, 2018Book

      Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

      Why do facts fail to change people’s minds? In this eBook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices...
      Return to Reason: The Science of ThoughtReturn to Reason: The Science of Thought
      May 1, 2006The Sciences


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      November 1, 2009Sustainability

      Readers Respond on "Grassoline"

      Letters to the editor: The Science of God and Left & Right
      November 1, 2009The Sciences

      Letters to the Editors, November 2009

      Grassoline, Science and God and Left and Right
      August 13, 2008

      Big claim about bigfoot: bogus or bona fide?

      Here’s a story that’s leaving a pretty big footprint on the Web: Two people claim to have bagged bigfoot in northern Georgia (the U.S. state, not the at-war Central Asian country).The pair that claims to have found the mythical ape-human say in a press release (with photos) that the male creature is seven feet, seven inches tall (2.3 meters), weighs more than 500 pounds (227 kilograms), and has reddish hair and black-grey eyes...

      Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine

      Introducing Scientific American Health & Medicine