But why would Shermer work so hard doing this? Well, Shermer is a Libertarianist and wanted to place the ideology of Libertarianism above and beyond skeptical critique. The only way to do that was to restrict the scope of skeptical inquiry so that ideological consideration were untouched. He then went on to write a 4 book trilogy in which he ultimately concluded that Libertarianism *was* skepticism. This is why I refer to Shermer as a disingenuous liar. One of the first - certainly not the last.