Think Again Podcast ep. 31 – A DIRTY JOB/WE WANT TO BELIEVE (feat. author Michael Shermer)

Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, skeptic Michael Shermer. 


   

“We skeptics need evidence. And then, we’ll believe!” -- Michael Shermer

In this week's episode, Michael Shermer, author of Skeptic and The Moral Arc, and Think Again host Jason Gots discuss (among other things) compelling evidence that humanity's getting less evil overall.

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