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Michael Shermer
Publisher & Presidential Fellow, Chapman University

Michael Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and a presidential fellow at Chapman University in California. His most recent book is Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia (2018).

Written by Michael Shermer