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    • 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
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • War

    • History, Causes, Solutions
    • By: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    In his college war course, Dr. Shermer mixes straight narrative history with science, philosophy, and theory as to the causes and solutions to war. The course begins with an overview of war and terms and definitions as they will be used throughout the course.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted more!

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-08-13
    • History, Causes, Solutions
    • By: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Length: 25 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 10-08-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: £51.69

    • The Soul of Science

    • By: Michael Shermer
    • Narrated by: John Wagner
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Spirituality is a way of being in the world, a sense of one's place in the cosmos, a relationship to that which extends beyond ourselves. There are many sources of spirituality; religion may be the most common, but it is by no means the only. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • Science Friction

    • Where the Known Meets the Unknown
    • By: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Narrated by: Michael Brant Shermer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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