Michael Shermer

1954 - Today

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Michael Brant Shermer (born September 8, 1954) is an American science writer, historian of science, executive director of The Skeptics Society, and founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a publication focused on investigating pseudoscientific and supernatural claims. The author of over a dozen books, Shermer is known for engaging in debates on pseudoscience and religion in which he emphasizes scientific skepticism. Shermer was the co-producer and co-host of Exploring the Unknown, a 13-hour Fox Family television series broadcast in 1999. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Shermer has received more than 954,147 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Michael Shermer is the 5,127th most popular writer (down from 4,381st in 2019), the 9,457th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,467th in 2019) and the 730th most popular American Writer.

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  • 31

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  • 2.13

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  • 4.65

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Among writers, Michael Shermer ranks 5,127 out of 5,794Before him are Michael Parenti, Richard Price, Bessie Head, Andrew Davies, Alain Mabanckou, and Denise Levertov. After him are Tatiana de Rosnay, Chris Claremont, Ralf König, Zoé Valdés, Madhukar, and John Betjeman.

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Among people born in 1954, Michael Shermer ranks 424Before him are Alex English, Hans-Henrik Ørsted, Christoph Ransmayr, George Galloway, Aed Carabao, and Yuji Horii. After him are Donald Petrie, David Paterson, Thomas Mavros, Vasily Tsibliyev, Michael Patrick King, and Alan Hollinghurst.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Shermer ranks 9,457 out of 15,968Before him are Derrick Green (1971), Bambi Woods (1955), Helene Costello (1906), Edie Brickell (1966), Keith Szarabajka (1952), and Robert Tappan Morris (1965). After him are Josh Homme (1973), Don Messick (1926), Brad Friedel (1971), Edward Seaga (1930), Sakina Jaffrey (1962), and Klay Thompson (1990).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Michael Shermer ranks 730Before him are Tim Kring (1957), Charles Eastman (1858), Akiva Goldsman (1962), Anderson Cooper (1967), Michael Parenti (1933), and Richard Price (1949). After him are Edward Everett Hale (1822), Joan D. Vinge (1948), Scott Turow (1949), George Clayton Johnson (1929), Rebecca Solnit (1961), and Richard Wilbur (1921).

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