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    • Skepticism 101: How to Think like a Scientist

    • By: Michael Shermer, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Despite our best efforts, we're all vulnerable to believing things without using logic or having proper evidence—and it doesn't matter how educated or well read we are.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly just an overview of skepticism

    • By Pod on 03-12-17

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The Believing Brain

    • From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    In this, his magnum opus, the world’s best known skeptic and critical thinker Dr. Michael Shermer—founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and perennial monthly columnist (“Skeptic”) for Scientific American—presents his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly evidenced reasons to doubt yourself!

    • By Jeremy on 20-12-11
    • From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths
    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 24-05-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Moral Arc

    • How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom
    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer, Melody Zownir
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    We are living in the most moral period of our species’ history. Best-selling author Michael Shermer’s most accomplished and ambitious book to date demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral. Ever since the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment thinkers consciously applied the methods of science to solve social and moral problems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 90% excellent but a little biased at the end

    • By aky on 18-11-15

    Regular price: £21.09

    • The History of Science

    • A Sweeping Visage of Science and its History
    • By: Professor Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Dr. Michael Shermer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    This is a sweeping look at science, its history and philosophy from the Middle Ages to the present, with special emphasis on defining science within the cultural context of the age, who was doing science at the time, and what their goals were in conducting science. This course reflects Dr. Shermer's doctoral training at Claremont Graduate School.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very long listen

    • By Lesley on 09-04-09

    Regular price: £64.19

    • Why People Believe Weird Things

    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
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    UFO abductions, television psychics, paranormal phenomena, skeptics and believers alike, find themselves debating truths and lies in the strange web of pseudoscience and the occult. Now, director of the Skeptics Society Michael Shermer explores the very human reasons why we find other worldly phenomena, conspiracy theories, and cults so appealing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shermer is all over this.

    • By Lesley on 08-04-09

    Regular price: £11.49

    • Heavens on Earth

    • The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia
    • By: Dr. Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Dr. Michael Shermer, David Smalley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists, and mind uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A skeptical look at the afterlife and utopia

    • By Charlie Sammonds on 27-01-18

    Regular price: £11.49

    • Skeptic

    • Viewing the World with a Rational Eye
    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author's monthly Scientific American columns. An eclectic, inspiring collection exploring a broad range of scientific thought from best-selling author and celebrated skeptic Michael Shermer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A selection of fascinating subjects

    • By ANDREW NORRIS on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £13.59

    • How We Believe

    • The Search for God in an Age of Science
    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Shermer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Recent polls report that 96-percent of Americans believe in God, and 73-percent believe that angels regularly visit Earth. Why is this? Why, despite the rise of science, technology, and secular education, are people turning to religion in greater numbers than ever before? Why do people believe in God at all?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant exploration of the mechanism of belief

    • By Jim Vaughan on 27-12-12

    Regular price: £7.79

    • Denying History

    • Holocaust Denial, Pseudohistory, and How We Know What Happened in the Past
    • By: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Denying History takes a bold and in-depth look at those who say the Holocaust never happened and explores the motivations behind such claims. While most commentators have dismissed the Holocaust deniers as antisemitic neo-Nazi thugs who do not deserve a response, historians Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman have immersed themselves in the minds and culture of these Holocaust "revisionists." In the process, they show how we can be certain that the Holocaust happened.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Science Friction

    • Where the Known Meets the Unknown
    • By: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In each of the essays in Science Friction, Shermer explores the very personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push against the unknown. What do we know, and what do we not know? How does science respond to controversy, attack, and uncertainty? When does theory become accepted fact?

    Regular price: £11.29