Heavens On Earth

Feb 27, 2019

  Why do so many cultures and faiths teach some version of an afterlife? Wednesday at 7 p.m., skeptic Michael Shermer joins us to talk about our obsession with immortality and what it means for life here and now.

Programming Note: KUER will air NPR's special coverage of Michael Cohen's testimony on 2/27 starting at 8 a.m., preempting RadioWest at 9 a.m.

You probably won’t be surprised that a Pew Forum survey found 95% of Mormons believe in heaven. But get this: Another study learned that 32% with no religious affiliation believe in some sort of life after death. Michael Shermer is publisher of Skeptic Magazine, and he’s written a book that asks what it is that makes belief in an afterlife so … human. Shermer joins us Wednesday at 7 p.m. to talk about our ongoing obsession with immortality and what it means for our life here on earth. (Rebroadcast)

Michael Shermer is the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, a monthly columnist for Scientific Americanand a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His book is called Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia[Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible