John Rennie, Michael Shermer and Steve Mirsky all watched Ben Stein's new antievolution movie. Here's what they had to say about its design flaws.
Michael Shermer generously explains to occasional sparring partner how to bend spoons non-paranormally.
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. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include www.darwinlive.com; www.michaelshermer.com
Surprising new research shows that crowds are often smarter than individuals
A surprise-hit film has renewed interest in applying quantum mechanics to consciousness, spirituality and human potential
Yet another discovery of the lost continent of Atlantis shows why science and myth make uneasy bedfellows
Columnist Michael Shermer responds to critics of his most recent piece for Scientific American
The dualist belief that body and soul are separate entities is natural, intuitive and with us from infancy. It is also very probably wrong
Scientific experiments claiming that distant intercessory prayer produces salubrious effects are deeply flawed
Intuition is the key to knowing without knowing how you know
Purported sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and Ogopogo fire our imaginations. But anecdotes alone do not make a science
The Bible Code is numerological nonsense masquerading as science
Is bottled water tapped out?
Science helps us understand the essential tension between orthodoxy and heresy in science
Tabloid television offers a lesson in uncritical thinking
"Crossing over" to expose the tricks of popular spirit mediums
Those three words often separate the scientific pros from the posers
How to draw boundaries between science and pseudoscience, Part I
For millennia we have raged against the dying of the light. Can science save us from that good night?
What do the Beatles, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton all have in common?