Science, Spirit, Superstition and Skepticism
September 7, 2016•56 min
Aired Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 2:00 PM ET
Today’s Star is Michael Shermer
Skeptic-in-chief, Dr. Michael Shermer debates materialism in science, the reality of telepathy and God in Science with biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, and argues that to look beyond materialist explanations is to betray science and engage in superstition.
About the Guest Michael Shermer
Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher and editor-in-chief of Skeptic magazine, a publication largely devoted to investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. He is a monthly columnist for Scientific American, has been a college professor since 1979, and regularly contributes Opinion Editorials, book reviews, and essays to the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Nature, and other publications. Dr. Shermer has authored numerous books including: The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom; The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspirac