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Library's new non-fiction includes books on Buddhism and how Congress works

...are profiles of modern native Americans who are reviving old traditions. "Why People Believe Weird Things," by Michael Shermer: His motto is "Cognite tute," or, "Think for yourself." He believes that rationality and moral decency are...
No more help for good Samaritans

...could be damaging a social compact that's deeply rooted - the impulse to help others in trouble, even strangers. Michael Shermer, the author, science columnist and founder of the Skeptics Society, told me that evolution has an explanation for...
Moving toward a Type 1 civilization

...view, the trend lines toward achieving Type 1 status tick inexorably upward. That is change we can believe in. Michael Shermer is an adjunct professor in the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University in California, the...
E-book overkill: Justice Dept. trustbusters should've left Apple and book publishers alone

The Justice Department filed suit last week against Apple Inc. and two major book publishers, Macmillan and Penguin Group USA, accusing them of colluding in 2010 to raise the prices of e-books.


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