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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. 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

January 22, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

Common Sense

Surprising new research shows that crowds are often smarter than individuals

December 1, 2004 — Michael Shermer
Quantum Quackery

Quantum Quackery

A surprise-hit film has renewed interest in applying quantum mechanics to consciousness, spirituality and human potential

January 1, 2005 — Michael Shermer

The Myth Is the Message

Yet another discovery of the lost continent of Atlantis shows why science and myth make uneasy bedfellows

October 1, 2004 — Michael Shermer

Mustangs, Monists and Meaning

The dualist belief that body and soul are separate entities is natural, intuitive and with us from infancy. It is also very probably wrong

September 1, 2004 — Michael Shermer

Show Me the Body

Purported sightings of Bigfoot, Nessie and Ogopogo fire our imaginations. But anecdotes alone do not make a science

May 1, 2003 — Michael Shermer

I Was Wrong

Those three words often separate the scientific pros from the posers

October 1, 2001 — Michael Shermer

Baloney Detection

How to draw boundaries between science and pseudoscience, Part I

November 1, 2001 — Michael Shermer

Turn Me On, Dead Man

What do the Beatles, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton all have in common?

May 1, 2005 — Michael Shermer