This article is about the character. For the real person, see Michael Shermer (real).
Michael Shermer, PhD, is a character from Mr. Deity and the Skeptic who is portrayed by the real Michael Shermer. Many details about the character are taken from the real one. For example, the real Michael Shermer also has his PhD, is the head of the Skeptics Society, is the author of Why People Believe Weird Things, attended Pepperdine University, and is a Christian-turned-agnostic. However, the fictional character is dead and convinced Mr. Deity to not send him to Hell.