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- Pitchstone Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytizing strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith?and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.99
Virtually unknown today, Alfred Russel Wallace was the co-discoverer of natural selection with Darwin and an eminent scientist who stood out among his peers as a man of formidable mind and outsized personality. In this biography, Michael Shermer aims to rescue him from the history's sidelines. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 185.00
Michael Shermer and his team of scientists and scholars have created an open-minded two-volume set that gives evidence both for and against extraordinary theories. Four A-Z sections examine these phenomena from different perspectives. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 18.99
As author of the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things and How We Believe, and Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine, Michael Shermer has emerged as the nation's number one scourge of superstition and bad science. Now, in The Borderlands of Science, he takes us to the place where real science (such as the big bang theory), borderland science... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 19.99
Bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy?and why people are so irrational about money How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 16.99
A creationist-turned-scientist demonstrates the facts of evolution and exposes Intelligent Design's real agenda Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and "Intelligent Design" campaigns are gaining ground. Classroom by classroom, creationism is overthrowing biology. In Why Darwin Matters , bestselling author... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 23.99
Bestselling author Michael Shermer delves into the unknown, from heretical ideas about the boundaries of the universe to Star Trek's lessons about chance and time A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day-and fools everyone. An athlete discovers that good-luck rituals and getting into "the zone" may, or may not, improve his performance. A... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 17.99
The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 22.99
From bestselling author Michael Shermer, an investigation of the evolution of morality that is "a paragon of popularized science and philosophy" The Sun (Baltimore) A century and a half after Darwin first proposed an "evolutionary ethics," science has begun to tackle the roots of morality. Just as evolutionary biologists study why we are hungry... more...
- Souvenir Press 2007; US$ 21.86
"(A) splendid book." Vanity Fair Why do smart people believe weird things? Why do so many people believe in mind reading, past-life regression therapy, extra-terrestrial abduction and ghosts? What is behind the rise of 'scientific creationism' and Holocaust denial? In an age of supposed scientific enlightenment why do we appear more impressionable... more...