Celebrating 20 Years of the Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine


THANK YOU for over two decades of your continued support. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’re geared up and energized for the next 20 years and we hope you will support us in our mission of promoting science and skepticism.


We started Skeptic magazine in the garage of Michael Shermer’s home with volume 1, number 1, a tribute to Isaac Asimov. Byvolume 1, number 3, we were in a few isolated bookstores. By volume 2, we were being carried by hundreds of bookstores, and by volume 4, it was available in thousands of retail outlets.

We’ve reached over 100 million people,
and there’s more work to be done

We estimate that your support has helped our Executive Director, Dr. Michael Shermer, reach approximately 100 million people in 20 years of skeptical outreach through the 50,000 readers of Skepticmagazine each quarter, the nearly one million readers of his Scientific American column each month, the several million readers of his dozen books, the tens of thousands of people who follow our social media sources and YouTube channel, the tens of millions of viewers of his countless appearances on talk shows and television series such as The Colbert Report20/20DatelineCharlie Rose,Larry King LiveOprahTom SnyderDonahueLezzaUnsolved Mysteries, and other shows as a skeptic of weird and extraordinary claims, as well as interviews in countless documentaries aired on PBS, A&E, Discovery, The History Channel, The Science Channel, The Learning Channel, and on the 13-hour Family Channel television series, Exploring the Unknown, for which Dr. Shermer co-hosted. In addition there have been hundreds of opinion editorials in major newspapers, science reviews in national publications, university and college lectures and countless radio interviews, and millions of visitors and page views on skeptic.com.

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  1. I like being in this group of 100 million, it’s cosy and safe, and nobody is frightening me with hell and damnation;  I wish more would use their Reason and join our skeptic club!  
    Happy 20th birthday Skeptics Society & Skeptic Magazine!

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