I never read a word he wrote but sent him a message when I saw interest in neuroscience and Buddhism.
He responded with obvious ignorance about Buddhism and a vitriolic mean spirited comment about a scholar of hugely greater depth, breadth, and quality of motivation who is minimum two decades older and more experienced. Since Sam is presenting himself as something he is not with respect to this topic, all other topics are up for grabs….. as is his moral and ethical quality. In fact, they are in the toilet.
Then I poked around the net a bit and found sam has a reputation for overstepping his limits of knowledge about topics.
He claims knowledge about Buddhism but again his nasty vitriolic comments betray someone who even if he was getting good guidance in Buddhism has gone nowhere. I know he is not getting good guidance since I have much experience where he claims to get it, its is poor. Due to his clear problems, possessed by his own negative emotional issues, he has never gotten to first base in Buddhism and never will .... because .... the very first thing required before even getting training .... is rock solid ethical foundation which he clearly lacks.
This guy is a fraud and is deeply personally impoverished.