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Mr. Deity and the Believing Brain

broadcast August 2011 | Comments Off on Mr. Deity and the Believing Brain

Mr. Deity seeks help from Michael Shermer to make his creatures more gullible.

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Center for Inquiry hosts Shermer in NY
on The Believing Brain

broadcast June 2011 | comments (1)

On June 9, 2011, the Center for Inquiry (New York City) and NYC Skeptics hosted noted skeptic and bestselling author Michael Shermer for a talk about his new book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths. The event was held at the Auditorium on Broadway. Full lecture, followed by Q&A.

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Mr. Deity and the Skeptic

broadcast September 2009 | comments (8)

Skeptic Michael Shermer pleads his case before Jesus and Mr. Deity.
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On the Modern History of Skepticism

broadcast August 2009 | Comments Off on On the Modern History of Skepticism

In this interview with Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch, shot at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, Shermer talks about the history of modern skepticism, the connection between evolution and market economics, and how President Barack Obama is better than his predecessor on science.

Shot and edited by Dan Hayes

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Debating “Miracles” on Premier Christian Radio

broadcast July 2009 | comments (16)

You don’t have to look far for claims of the miraculous. But what constitutes a “miracle” and do Christian beliefs in this area make sense?

Michael Shermer, a well-known atheist, says miraculous claims always have a natural explanation. Adrian Holloway is a London Pastor and apologist. He claims to have witnessed the miraculous and says that Michael’s skepticism is unjustified.

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