Welcome to the Sam Harris Forum (SHF). This is the old forum with posts from 2005 through 2008. Then, Sam started the Project Reason site and all us posters moved over there. We come to visit the old stuff occasionally. While this is a moderated forum, for the most part the participating members set the content and tone. It may be useful for you to introduce yourself, if you have not already done so, on the new members thread, so people will have a chance to learn who you are. After that, you’re basically on your own. Moderators are available via private messages (PM) for any urgent questions or concerns, and we’ll make every effort to reply when we can.
We hope you enjoy your experiences here, and you’ll find a wide variety of posters with widely varying views and style. We strictly enforce one basic prohibition that applies to everyone- no advertising of products or services (Spam).
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Be warned that some spam-bots contain active links in their screen names that will take you where you do not want to go, or stick you with a Trojan. Normally, a screen name will take you to a profile page. Our real membership is 2500 or so. The rest of the member list is all spam-bots. Please bear with us as we do our best to deal with a difficult problem.