2016 Schedule

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2011 Book Festival Author
Michael Shermer

Author Biography

Michael Shermer is the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, and the host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech. His writings examine a variety of topics, including the power of and reasons for belief systems; the evolution of morality; the development of pseudo-histories and pseudo-sciences; and the study of thought processes. His books include Why People Believe Weird Things (1997), The Science of Good and Evil (2004), Why Darwin Matters (2006), and The Mind of the Market (2008).

Shermer received his B.A. from Pepperdine University, his M.A. from California State University-Fullerton, and his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. He was a college professor for 20 years. Shermer also writes a column for Scientific American and has appeared on TV shows such as 20/20 and Dateline.

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Atlas Coffee Mill

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