Michael Shermer is the executive director of the Skeptics Society, founding publisher of Sketpic magazine, an author of several books, most recently The Mind of the Market: How Biology and Psychology Shape Our Economic Lives. He has a long track record of engaging in libertarian ideas, critical thinking, and "baloney detection."


In this interview with Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch, shot at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas, Shermer talks about the history of modern skepticism, the connection between evolution and market economics, and how President Barack Obama is better than his predecessor on science.


Approximately 5 minutes. Shot and edited by Dan Hayes.

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