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Shermer engages in debates on topics pertaining to pseudoscience and religion in which he emphasizes scientific skepticism. Shermer is producer and co-host of the 13-hour Fox Family television series Exploring the Unknown which was broadcast in 1999. Since April 2001, he has been a monthly columnist for Scientific ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Friction:_Where_the_Known_Meets_the_Unknown

Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown is a 2004 book by Michael Shermer, a historian of science and founder of The Skeptics Society. It contains thirteen essays about "personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push against the unknown. What do we know, ...

michaelshermer.com/2012/05/the-unknown-unknowns

In this week's Skepticblog, Michael Shermer reviews Stuart Firestein's book Ignorance: How it Drives Science (Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 13: 97801 -998-28074). This review was originally published in Nature, 484, 446–447 (26 April 2012) as “Philosophy: What we don't know.”

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"Michael Shermer has given a lot of things a lot of thought. If your perceptions have ever rubbed you the wrong way, you'll find Science Friction fascinating." ― Bill Nye, The Science Guy. 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" ...

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In each of the essays in Science Friction, Dr. Michael 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 ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-shermer/science-and-religion-are-_b_1310869.html

Mar 7, 2012 ... By Michael Shermer ... Although an expanding sphere of science comes into contact with an ever increasing surface area of the unknown (thus, the more you know the more you know how much you don't know), recall the mathematical principle of surface area to volume ratio: as a sphere increases the ...

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Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the Skeptics Lecture Series at Caltech, and the co-host and producer of the 13- hour Fox Family television series, Exploring the Unknown (1999). He is the author of ...

www.goodreads.com/book/show/83582.Science_Friction

"Michael Shermer has given a lot of things a lot of thought. If your perceptions have ever rubbed you the wrong way, you'll find Science Friction fascinating." — Bill Nye, The Science Guy 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" ...