Michael Shermer is an American science writer, historian of science, and founder of the Skeptics Society. He is known for his work in promoting scientific skepticism and critical thinking.
Shermer has written several books, including “Why People Believe Weird Things,” which explores the psychology of belief and the reasons why people may be drawn to pseudoscientific and paranormal claims. He has also written about the history of science and the ways in which scientific discoveries have shaped human culture and understanding.
In addition to his writing, Shermer is a frequent speaker and commentator on scientific and skeptical topics. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including “The Colbert Report” and “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and has been a regular contributor to Scientific American and other publications.
Shermer’s work has been praised for its clarity, insight, and rigor. He has been a vocal advocate for scientific inquiry and evidence-based thinking, and has worked to promote critical thinking and rational inquiry in all areas of life. He continues to write and speak on a wide range of topics related to science, skepticism, and human understanding.