The Blog: Full Archive

    2017

    June

  1. 25 - Meme #10
  2. May

  3. 31 - Meme #9
  4. 03 - Meme #8
  5. March

  6. 31 - Meme #7
  7. February

  8. 28 - Meme #6
  9. 04 - Winning the War of Ideas
    REAL TIME with Bill Maher
  10. January

  11. 30 - Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?
  12. 29 - A Few Thoughts on the “Muslim Ban”
  13. 23 - Speaking of “Truth” with Jordan B. Peterson
  14. 22 - Meme #5
  15. 12 - I’m Looking for a Creative Projects Manager
  16. 02 - Edge Question 2017
    What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
  17. 2016

    December

  18. 26 - When the Brain Won’t Change Its Mind
  19. 21 - Meme #4
  20. 16 - Meme #3
  21. 16 - Reply to Robert Spencer
  22. 15 - Missing Hitch
  23. 13 - Meme #2
  24. 04 - Meme #1
  25. November

  26. 13 - Complexity & Stupidity
    Podcast Transcript
  27. October

  28. 13 - Trump in Exile
  29. September

  30. 29 - TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
  31. August

  32. 30 - Racism and Violence in America
    Podcast Transcript
  33. 28 - The New Phrenology?
  34. 21 - Surviving the Cosmos
    Podcast Transcript
  35. 18 - What Hillary Clinton Should Say about Islam and the “War on Terror”
  36. July

  37. 16 - The Rubin Report #2
    Sam Harris talks to Dave Rubin about politics, Islam, free will, psychedelics, meditation, AI and other topics.
  38. June

  39. 02 - The Joe Rogan Experience #804
  40. April

  41. 20 - The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)
    Podcast Transcript
  42. 06 - Shouldering the Burden of History: A Conversation with Dan Carlin
    Podcast Transcript
  43. 2015

    November

  44. 24 - Sam Harris: The ‘Salon’ Interview
  45. October

  46. 28 - A War of Ideas
  47. 20 - Welcome to the End of My Patience
  48. 16 - Talking about Islamism with Lawrence O’Donnell
  49. September

  50. 28 - Never Stop Lying
    How to Pass as a 'Moderate Muslim' in the Media
  51. 28 - Rethinking ‘Hitler’s Pope’
    A Q&A With Mark Riebling
  52. 15 - Islam & the Future of Tolerance
  53. 15 - We Need to Talk About Islam’s Jihadism Problem
  54. 11 - Clearing the Air with Dave Rubin
  55. May

  56. 31 - Guided Meditations for Children
  57. 22 - We Have a Cover!
  58. 01 - The Limits of Discourse
    As Demonstrated by Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky
  59. April

  60. 13 - Fighting
    A Conversation between Sam Harris and Jonathan Gottschall
  61. 07 - A War Well Lost
    Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”
  62. March

  63. 17 - Crowdsourcing Freedom
    An Interview with David Keyes
  64. 12 - Theocracy with a Human Face
  65. 09 - The Truth About Vaccines
    A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro
  66. 04 - The True Believers
    Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State
  67. February

  68. 28 - Very Bad Wizards Interview #2
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers keep talking
  69. 27 - The Art and Science of the Possible
    An Interview with Mick Ebeling
  70. January

  71. 26 - On Being Right about Right and Wrong
    An Interview with Michael Shermer
  72. 16 - Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse?
    A Response to the 2015 Edge Question
  73. 2014

    December

  74. 16 - The Very Bad Wizards Interview #1
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers talk (and then talk some more)
  75. 03 - The Frontiers of Secularism
    An Interview with Phil Zuckerman
  76. November

  77. 04 - Meditation and the Nature of the Self
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Dan Harris at the Rubin Museum
  78. October

  79. 23 - The Young Turks Interview
  80. 20 - Just the Facts
    A Response to a Charge of Plagiarism
  81. 12 - On the Mechanics of Defamation
  82. 08 - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
    A Very Strong Recommendation
  83. 07 - Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?
  84. September

  85. 17 - Taming the Mind
    A Conversation with Dan Harris
  86. 15 - “I’m Not the Sexist Pig You’re Looking For”
  87. 10 - Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
  88. August

  89. 27 - “Dead babies are not an argument”
    Commentary on Paul Bloom's "Against Empathy"
  90. 12 - Making Sense of Gaza
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan
  91. June

  92. 06 - Clarifying the Moral Landscape
    A Response to Ryan Born
  93. May

  94. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
    The Winning Essay
  95. 26 - Adventures in the Land of Illness
  96. 08 - Lifting the Veil of “Islamophobia”
    A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  97. March

  98. 25 - The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
  99. 10 - The Significance of Our Insignificance
    An Interview with Peter Watson
  100. February

  101. 19 - The Pleasure of Changing My Mind
  102. 12 - The Marionette’s Lament
    A Response to Daniel Dennett
  103. January

  104. 29 - Coming in September
  105. 26 - Reflections on FREE WILL
    A Review by Daniel C. Dennett
  106. 14 - Our Narrow Definition of “Science”
    My Response to the 2014 Edge Question
  107. 2013

    December

  108. 14 - Thinking about Good and Evil
  109. November

  110. 29 - Street Epistemology
    An Interview with Peter Boghossian
  111. 18 - The High Cost of Tiny Lies
  112. 12 - The Roots of Good and Evil
    An Interview with Paul Bloom
  113. 01 - Islam or Islamophobia?
  114. October

  115. 11 - No Ordinary Violence
  116. September

  117. 24 - Courage and Reason
    An Interview with Sean B. Carroll
  118. 16 - I Wonder
  119. August

  120. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
  121. 13 - Self-Defense and the Law
    A Roundtable Interview
  122. July

  123. 31 - Free Will and the Reality of Love
  124. June

  125. 09 - Islam and the Misuses of Ecstasy
  126. April

  127. 29 - Twitter Q&A 4/29/13: #AskSamAnything
  128. 20 - The Straight Path
    A Conversation with Ronald A. Howard
  129. 08 - On “Islamophobia” and Other Libels
  130. 04 - Response to Controversy
  131. 02 - Dear Fellow Liberal
    An Exchange with Glenn Greenwald
  132. March

  133. 30 - The God Argument
    An Interview with A.C. Grayling
  134. 08 - A Print Edition of LYING
  135. January

  136. 22 - The Power of Bad Incentives
    A Response to the 2013 Edge Question
  137. 06 - FAQ on Violence
  138. 02 - The Riddle of the Gun
  139. 2012

    November

  140. 11 - Science on the Brink of Death
  141. October

  142. 12 - This Must Be Heaven
  143. September

  144. 18 - On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God
  145. 09 - Life Without Free Will
  146. August

  147. 07 - Wrestling the Troll
  148. July

  149. 31 - The Fall of Jonah Lehrer
  150. June

  151. 27 - In Defense of “Spiritual”
  152. 23 - Look Into My Eyes
  153. 07 - Fundamental Science and the Big Machine
    Annaka Harris interviews Lisa Randall
  154. May

  155. 25 - To Profile or Not to Profile?
    A Debate between Sam Harris and Bruce Schneier
  156. 22 - The Illusion of the Self
    An Interview with Bruce Hood
  157. 08 - The Trouble with Profiling
    A guest post by Bruce Schneier
  158. 07 - On Knowing Your Enemy
  159. 02 - Training the Emotional Brain
    An Interview with Richard J. Davidson
  160. April

  161. 28 - In Defense of Profiling
  162. 05 - Free Will and “Free Will”
    How my view differs from Daniel Dennett's
  163. March

  164. 13 - Islam and the Future of Liberalism
  165. February

  166. 28 - The Illusion of Free Will
  167. 20 - Better and Better
    An Interview with Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  168. 16 - Life Without God
    An Interview with Tim Prowse
  169. 06 - The Pleasures of Drowning
  170. 02 - The Fireplace Delusion
  171. January

  172. 15 - Your God is My God
    What Mitt Romney Could Say to Win the Republican Nomination
  173. 05 - The Free Will Delusion
  174. 03 - Everything and Nothing
    An Interview with Lawrence M. Krauss
  175. 2011

    December

  176. 18 - Hitch
  177. 07 - COMING MARCH 6th
  178. November

  179. 29 - Thinking about Thinking
    An Interview with Daniel Kahneman
  180. 05 - The Truth about Violence
    3 Principles of Self-Defense
  181. October

  182. 19 - The Mystery of Consciousness II
  183. 11 - The Mystery of Consciousness
  184. 03 - Twilight of Violence
    An Interview with Steven Pinker
  185. September

  186. 26 - The Future of the Book
  187. 15 - Is It Wrong to Lie?
  188. 12 - The Silent Crowd
    Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
  189. 09 - September 11, 2011
  190. August

  191. 29 - Whither Eagleman?
  192. 24 - How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying)
  193. 17 - How Rich is Too Rich?
  194. 15 - COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
  195. 11 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #2
  196. 07 - The Truth About the Vatican
  197. July

  198. 28 - Faith No More
  199. 26 - Dear Angry Lunatic: A Response to Chris Hedges
  200. 24 - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia
  201. 18 - Calling (Out) David Eagleman
  202. 01 - What’s the Point of Transcendence?
  203. June

  204. 29 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #1
  205. 14 - On Spiritual Truths
  206. 10 - My Friend Einstein?
  207. May

  208. 20 - The Perils of the Print Interview
  209. 10 - How to Meditate
  210. 06 - On Matters Zero-Sum
  211. 04 - Further Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden
  212. 01 - Osama bin Laden: 1957-2011
  213. April

  214. 30 - The Strange Case of Greg Mortenson
  215. 28 - Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture
  216. 20 - Sam Harris vs Rev. Giles Fraser
  217. 20 - Should We Be Mormons in the Matrix?
  218. 14 - The God Debate
  219. 03 - How to Get Your Book Published in 6 (Painful) Steps
  220. 01 - Do We Have the Right to Burn the Koran?
  221. March

  222. 31 - Will the Dead Walk Again?
  223. 30 - Being Mr. Nobody
  224. 27 - Have We Lost the War in Afghanistan?
  225. 14 - Honesty: The Muslim World’s Scarcest Resource?
  226. 04 - Is There an Afterlife?
    Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris vs. Rabbi David Wolpe and Rabbi Bradley Artson
  227. January

  228. 29 - Response to Critics of The Moral Landscape
  229. 19 - We are Lost in Thought
    A Response to the 2011 Edge Question
  230. 2010

    December

  231. 29 - A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich
  232. November

  233. 06 - The Great Debate
  234. October

  235. 13 - Sam Harris vs. Mark Oppenheimer: Is Religion a Force for Good?
  236. 04 - Can there be a science of good and evil?
  237. 03 - The Science of Good and Evil
  238. August

  239. 25 - Silence Is Not Moderation
  240. 25 - The Moral Landscape: Q & A with Sam Harris
  241. 18 - The Ground Zero Mosque: Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  242. 14 - The Mosque
  243. May

  244. 10 - Bringing the Vatican to Justice
  245. 06 - Toward a Science of Morality
  246. March

  247. 29 - Moral confusion in the name of “science”
  248. 23 - Does God Have a Future?
    Sam Harris and Michael Shermer vs Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston
  249. January

  250. 19 - The Upload Has Begun
    A Response to the 2010 Edge Question
  251. 05 - The God Fraud
    A Response to Karen Armstrong
  252. 2009

    November

  253. 22 - Reply to Stanislas Dehaene
  254. 16 - Reply to Nicholas Wade
  255. 08 - Harris, Hitchens, & Dennett vs. Boteach, D’Souza, Wright, & Taleb
  256. September

  257. 30 - The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
  258. August

  259. 06 - The Strange Case of Francis Collins
  260. July

  261. 26 - Science Is in the Details
  262. June

  263. 24 - Sam Harris vs Philip Ball
  264. February

  265. 05 - It’s All True
  266. January

  267. 03 - True Lie Detection
    A Response to the 2009 Edge Question
  268. 2008

    September

  269. 21 - In Defense of Elitism
  270. 09 - Brain Science and Human Values
  271. 03 - Sam Harris: Sexist Pig and Liberal Shill
  272. 03 - Palin: Average Isn’t Good Enough
  273. July

  274. 06 - Survey: What Do Atheists and Christians Believe (and How Strongly Do They Believe It)?
  275. 05 - The Boundaries of Belief
  276. May

  277. 08 - Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks
  278. March

  279. 21 - What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say
  280. 2007

    December

  281. 31 - Mother Nature is Not Our Friend
    A Response to the 2008 Edge Question
  282. 08 - Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty
  283. 05 - Does God Exist?
    Sam Harris vs. David Wolpe
  284. November

  285. 28 - Response to Paul C. Davies
  286. 05 - Response to Theodore Dalrymple
  287. October

  288. 17 - On Secularism: A Round Table
  289. 09 - The Future of the American Idea
  290. 09 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Abandoned to Fanatics
    By Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
  291. 08 - Response to My Fellow Atheists
  292. 02 - The Problem with Atheism
  293. September

  294. 27 - Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality
  295. 12 - Response to Jonathan Haidt
  296. August

  297. 29 - The Sacrifice of Reason
  298. 22 - Scientists should unite against threat from religion
  299. June

  300. 26 - In Defense of Witchcraft
  301. 18 - Sam Harris vs. Chris Hedges
  302. April

  303. 28 - Is Religion Built Upon Lies?
    Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan
  304. 18 - The Empty Wager
  305. 01 - Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren
  306. March

  307. 15 - God’s Dupes
  308. January

  309. 19 - God’s Hostages
  310. 16 - Beyond the Believers
  311. 06 - Selfless Consciousness Without Faith
  312. 2006

    December

  313. 31 - We Are Making Moral Progress
    A Response to the 2007 Edge Question
  314. 29 - God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends
  315. 24 - 10 myths—and 10 Truths—About Atheism
  316. 11 - Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  317. 06 - Reply to B. Alan Wallace
  318. 05 - Reply to Nicholas D. Kristof
  319. 01 - Beyond Belief: The Debate Continues
  320. November

  321. 25 - Sam Harris vs. Dennis Prager
  322. 19 - Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World
  323. 05 - The Case Against Faith
  324. October

  325. 21 - Do We Really Need Bad Reasons To Be Good?
  326. September

  327. 19 - The End of Liberalism?
  328. 17 - ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks
  329. August

  330. 21 - The Language of Ignorance
  331. July

  332. 01 - Reply to a Christian
  333. June

  334. 01 - In Defense of Torture
  335. May

  336. 01 - The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos
  337. March

  338. 22 - Ode to Reason
  339. 19 - Killing the Buddha
  340. 12 - Reply to Leon Wieseltier
  341. February

  342. 16 - Who Are the Moderate Muslims?
  343. 08 - The Reality of Islam
  344. 02 - A Contemplative Science
  345. January

  346. 02 - Science Must Destroy Religion
    A Response to the 2006 Edge Question
  347. 2005

    December

  348. 07 - An Atheist Manifesto
  349. November

  350. 29 - Selling Out Science
  351. October

  352. 11 - Bombing Our Illusions II
  353. 10 - Bombing Our Illusions
  354. 06 - There is No God (And You Know It)
  355. September

  356. 29 - Rational Mysticism
  357. August

  358. 02 - The Politics of Ignorance
  359. March

  360. 19 - The Virus of Religious Moderation
  361. 2004

    December

  362. 31 - What Do You Believe But Cannot Prove?
    A Response to the 2005 Edge Question
  363. August

  364. 15 - Holy Terror

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