The Blog: Full Archive

    2017

    November

  1. 11 - Meme #14
  2. October

  3. 30 - Meme #13
  4. 28 - Meme #12
  5. August

  6. 22 - Meme #11
  7. June

  8. 25 - Meme #10
  9. May

  10. 31 - Meme #9
  11. 03 - Meme #8
  12. March

  13. 31 - Meme #7
  14. February

  15. 28 - Meme #6
  16. 04 - Winning the War of Ideas
    REAL TIME with Bill Maher
  17. January

  18. 30 - Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?
  19. 29 - A Few Thoughts on the “Muslim Ban”
  20. 23 - Speaking of “Truth” with Jordan B. Peterson
  21. 22 - Meme #5
  22. 12 - I’m Looking for a Creative Projects Manager
  23. 02 - Edge Question 2017
    What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
  24. 2016

    December

  25. 26 - When the Brain Won’t Change Its Mind
  26. 21 - Meme #4
  27. 16 - Meme #3
  28. 16 - Reply to Robert Spencer
  29. 15 - Missing Hitch
  30. 13 - Meme #2
  31. 04 - Meme #1
  32. November

  33. 13 - Complexity & Stupidity
    Podcast Transcript
  34. October

  35. 13 - Trump in Exile
  36. September

  37. 29 - TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
  38. August

  39. 30 - Racism and Violence in America
    Podcast Transcript
  40. 28 - The New Phrenology?
  41. 21 - Surviving the Cosmos
    Podcast Transcript
  42. 18 - What Hillary Clinton Should Say about Islam and the “War on Terror”
  43. July

  44. 16 - The Rubin Report #2
    Sam Harris talks to Dave Rubin about politics, Islam, free will, psychedelics, meditation, AI and other topics.
  45. June

  46. 02 - The Joe Rogan Experience #804
  47. April

  48. 20 - The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)
    Podcast Transcript
  49. 06 - Shouldering the Burden of History: A Conversation with Dan Carlin
    Podcast Transcript
  50. 2015

    November

  51. 24 - Sam Harris: The ‘Salon’ Interview
  52. October

  53. 28 - A War of Ideas
  54. 20 - Welcome to the End of My Patience
  55. 16 - Talking about Islamism with Lawrence O’Donnell
  56. September

  57. 28 - Never Stop Lying
    How to Pass as a 'Moderate Muslim' in the Media
  58. 28 - Rethinking ‘Hitler’s Pope’
    A Q&A With Mark Riebling
  59. 15 - Islam & the Future of Tolerance
  60. 15 - We Need to Talk About Islam’s Jihadism Problem
  61. 11 - Clearing the Air with Dave Rubin
  62. May

  63. 31 - Guided Meditations for Children
  64. 22 - We Have a Cover!
  65. 01 - The Limits of Discourse
    As Demonstrated by Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky
  66. April

  67. 13 - Fighting
    A Conversation between Sam Harris and Jonathan Gottschall
  68. 07 - A War Well Lost
    Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”
  69. March

  70. 17 - Crowdsourcing Freedom
    An Interview with David Keyes
  71. 12 - Theocracy with a Human Face
  72. 09 - The Truth About Vaccines
    A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro
  73. 04 - The True Believers
    Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State
  74. February

  75. 28 - Very Bad Wizards Interview #2
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers keep talking
  76. 27 - The Art and Science of the Possible
    An Interview with Mick Ebeling
  77. January

  78. 26 - On Being Right about Right and Wrong
    An Interview with Michael Shermer
  79. 16 - Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse?
    A Response to the 2015 Edge Question
  80. 2014

    December

  81. 16 - The Very Bad Wizards Interview #1
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers talk (and then talk some more)
  82. 03 - The Frontiers of Secularism
    An Interview with Phil Zuckerman
  83. November

  84. 04 - Meditation and the Nature of the Self
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Dan Harris at the Rubin Museum
  85. October

  86. 23 - The Young Turks Interview
  87. 20 - Just the Facts
    A Response to a Charge of Plagiarism
  88. 12 - On the Mechanics of Defamation
  89. 08 - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
    A Very Strong Recommendation
  90. 07 - Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?
  91. September

  92. 17 - Taming the Mind
    A Conversation with Dan Harris
  93. 15 - “I’m Not the Sexist Pig You’re Looking For”
  94. 10 - Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
  95. August

  96. 27 - “Dead babies are not an argument”
    Commentary on Paul Bloom's "Against Empathy"
  97. 12 - Making Sense of Gaza
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan
  98. June

  99. 06 - Clarifying the Moral Landscape
    A Response to Ryan Born
  100. May

  101. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
    The Winning Essay
  102. 26 - Adventures in the Land of Illness
  103. 08 - Lifting the Veil of “Islamophobia”
    A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  104. March

  105. 25 - The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
  106. 10 - The Significance of Our Insignificance
    An Interview with Peter Watson
  107. February

  108. 19 - The Pleasure of Changing My Mind
  109. 12 - The Marionette’s Lament
    A Response to Daniel Dennett
  110. January

  111. 29 - Coming in September
  112. 26 - Reflections on FREE WILL
    A Review by Daniel C. Dennett
  113. 14 - Our Narrow Definition of “Science”
    My Response to the 2014 Edge Question
  114. 2013

    December

  115. 14 - Thinking about Good and Evil
  116. November

  117. 29 - Street Epistemology
    An Interview with Peter Boghossian
  118. 18 - The High Cost of Tiny Lies
  119. 12 - The Roots of Good and Evil
    An Interview with Paul Bloom
  120. 01 - Islam or Islamophobia?
  121. October

  122. 11 - No Ordinary Violence
  123. September

  124. 24 - Courage and Reason
    An Interview with Sean B. Carroll
  125. 16 - I Wonder
  126. August

  127. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
  128. 13 - Self-Defense and the Law
    A Roundtable Interview
  129. July

  130. 31 - Free Will and the Reality of Love
  131. June

  132. 09 - Islam and the Misuses of Ecstasy
  133. April

  134. 29 - Twitter Q&A 4/29/13: #AskSamAnything
  135. 20 - The Straight Path
    A Conversation with Ronald A. Howard
  136. 08 - On “Islamophobia” and Other Libels
  137. 04 - Response to Controversy
  138. 02 - Dear Fellow Liberal
    An Exchange with Glenn Greenwald
  139. March

  140. 30 - The God Argument
    An Interview with A.C. Grayling
  141. 08 - A Print Edition of LYING
  142. January

  143. 22 - The Power of Bad Incentives
    A Response to the 2013 Edge Question
  144. 06 - FAQ on Violence
  145. 02 - The Riddle of the Gun
  146. 2012

    November

  147. 11 - Science on the Brink of Death
  148. October

  149. 12 - This Must Be Heaven
  150. September

  151. 18 - On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God
  152. 09 - Life Without Free Will
  153. August

  154. 07 - Wrestling the Troll
  155. July

  156. 31 - The Fall of Jonah Lehrer
  157. June

  158. 27 - In Defense of “Spiritual”
  159. 23 - Look Into My Eyes
  160. 07 - Fundamental Science and the Big Machine
    Annaka Harris interviews Lisa Randall
  161. May

  162. 25 - To Profile or Not to Profile?
    A Debate between Sam Harris and Bruce Schneier
  163. 22 - The Illusion of the Self
    An Interview with Bruce Hood
  164. 08 - The Trouble with Profiling
    A guest post by Bruce Schneier
  165. 07 - On Knowing Your Enemy
  166. 02 - Training the Emotional Brain
    An Interview with Richard J. Davidson
  167. April

  168. 28 - In Defense of Profiling
  169. 05 - Free Will and “Free Will”
    How my view differs from Daniel Dennett's
  170. March

  171. 13 - Islam and the Future of Liberalism
  172. February

  173. 28 - The Illusion of Free Will
  174. 20 - Better and Better
    An Interview with Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  175. 16 - Life Without God
    An Interview with Tim Prowse
  176. 06 - The Pleasures of Drowning
  177. 02 - The Fireplace Delusion
  178. January

  179. 15 - Your God is My God
    What Mitt Romney Could Say to Win the Republican Nomination
  180. 05 - The Free Will Delusion
  181. 03 - Everything and Nothing
    An Interview with Lawrence M. Krauss
  182. 2011

    December

  183. 18 - Hitch
  184. 07 - COMING MARCH 6th
  185. November

  186. 29 - Thinking about Thinking
    An Interview with Daniel Kahneman
  187. 05 - The Truth about Violence
    3 Principles of Self-Defense
  188. October

  189. 19 - The Mystery of Consciousness II
  190. 11 - The Mystery of Consciousness
  191. 03 - Twilight of Violence
    An Interview with Steven Pinker
  192. September

  193. 26 - The Future of the Book
  194. 15 - Is It Wrong to Lie?
  195. 12 - The Silent Crowd
    Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
  196. 09 - September 11, 2011
  197. August

  198. 29 - Whither Eagleman?
  199. 24 - How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying)
  200. 17 - How Rich is Too Rich?
  201. 15 - COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
  202. 11 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #2
  203. 07 - The Truth About the Vatican
  204. July

  205. 28 - Faith No More
  206. 26 - Dear Angry Lunatic: A Response to Chris Hedges
  207. 24 - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia
  208. 18 - Calling (Out) David Eagleman
  209. 01 - What’s the Point of Transcendence?
  210. June

  211. 29 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #1
  212. 14 - On Spiritual Truths
  213. 10 - My Friend Einstein?
  214. May

  215. 20 - The Perils of the Print Interview
  216. 10 - How to Meditate
  217. 06 - On Matters Zero-Sum
  218. 04 - Further Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden
  219. 01 - Osama bin Laden: 1957-2011
  220. April

  221. 30 - The Strange Case of Greg Mortenson
  222. 28 - Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture
  223. 20 - Sam Harris vs Rev. Giles Fraser
  224. 20 - Should We Be Mormons in the Matrix?
  225. 14 - The God Debate
  226. 03 - How to Get Your Book Published in 6 (Painful) Steps
  227. 01 - Do We Have the Right to Burn the Koran?
  228. March

  229. 31 - Will the Dead Walk Again?
  230. 30 - Being Mr. Nobody
  231. 27 - Have We Lost the War in Afghanistan?
  232. 14 - Honesty: The Muslim World’s Scarcest Resource?
  233. 04 - Is There an Afterlife?
    Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris vs. Rabbi David Wolpe and Rabbi Bradley Artson
  234. January

  235. 29 - Response to Critics of The Moral Landscape
  236. 19 - We are Lost in Thought
    A Response to the 2011 Edge Question
  237. 2010

    December

  238. 29 - A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich
  239. November

  240. 06 - The Great Debate
  241. October

  242. 13 - Sam Harris vs. Mark Oppenheimer: Is Religion a Force for Good?
  243. 04 - Can there be a science of good and evil?
  244. 03 - The Science of Good and Evil
  245. August

  246. 25 - Silence Is Not Moderation
  247. 25 - The Moral Landscape: Q & A with Sam Harris
  248. 18 - The Ground Zero Mosque: Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  249. 14 - The Mosque
  250. May

  251. 10 - Bringing the Vatican to Justice
  252. 06 - Toward a Science of Morality
  253. March

  254. 29 - Moral confusion in the name of “science”
  255. 23 - Does God Have a Future?
    Sam Harris and Michael Shermer vs Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston
  256. January

  257. 19 - The Upload Has Begun
    A Response to the 2010 Edge Question
  258. 05 - The God Fraud
    A Response to Karen Armstrong
  259. 2009

    November

  260. 22 - Reply to Stanislas Dehaene
  261. 16 - Reply to Nicholas Wade
  262. 08 - Harris, Hitchens, & Dennett vs. Boteach, D’Souza, Wright, & Taleb
  263. September

  264. 30 - The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
  265. August

  266. 06 - The Strange Case of Francis Collins
  267. July

  268. 26 - Science Is in the Details
  269. June

  270. 24 - Sam Harris vs Philip Ball
  271. February

  272. 05 - It’s All True
  273. January

  274. 03 - True Lie Detection
    A Response to the 2009 Edge Question
  275. 2008

    September

  276. 21 - In Defense of Elitism
  277. 09 - Brain Science and Human Values
  278. 03 - Sam Harris: Sexist Pig and Liberal Shill
  279. 03 - Palin: Average Isn’t Good Enough
  280. July

  281. 06 - Survey: What Do Atheists and Christians Believe (and How Strongly Do They Believe It)?
  282. 05 - The Boundaries of Belief
  283. May

  284. 08 - Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks
  285. March

  286. 21 - What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say
  287. 2007

    December

  288. 31 - Mother Nature is Not Our Friend
    A Response to the 2008 Edge Question
  289. 08 - Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty
  290. 05 - Does God Exist?
    Sam Harris vs. David Wolpe
  291. November

  292. 28 - Response to Paul C. Davies
  293. 05 - Response to Theodore Dalrymple
  294. October

  295. 17 - On Secularism: A Round Table
  296. 09 - The Future of the American Idea
  297. 09 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Abandoned to Fanatics
    By Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
  298. 08 - Response to My Fellow Atheists
  299. 02 - The Problem with Atheism
  300. September

  301. 27 - Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality
  302. 12 - Response to Jonathan Haidt
  303. August

  304. 29 - The Sacrifice of Reason
  305. 22 - Scientists should unite against threat from religion
  306. June

  307. 26 - In Defense of Witchcraft
  308. 18 - Sam Harris vs. Chris Hedges
  309. April

  310. 28 - Is Religion Built Upon Lies?
    Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan
  311. 18 - The Empty Wager
  312. 01 - Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren
  313. March

  314. 15 - God’s Dupes
  315. January

  316. 19 - God’s Hostages
  317. 16 - Beyond the Believers
  318. 06 - Selfless Consciousness Without Faith
  319. 2006

    December

  320. 31 - We Are Making Moral Progress
    A Response to the 2007 Edge Question
  321. 29 - God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends
  322. 24 - 10 myths—and 10 Truths—About Atheism
  323. 11 - Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  324. 06 - Reply to B. Alan Wallace
  325. 05 - Reply to Nicholas D. Kristof
  326. 01 - Beyond Belief: The Debate Continues
  327. November

  328. 25 - Sam Harris vs. Dennis Prager
  329. 19 - Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World
  330. 05 - The Case Against Faith
  331. October

  332. 21 - Do We Really Need Bad Reasons To Be Good?
  333. September

  334. 19 - The End of Liberalism?
  335. 17 - ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks
  336. August

  337. 21 - The Language of Ignorance
  338. July

  339. 01 - Reply to a Christian
  340. June

  341. 01 - In Defense of Torture
  342. May

  343. 01 - The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos
  344. March

  345. 22 - Ode to Reason
  346. 19 - Killing the Buddha
  347. 12 - Reply to Leon Wieseltier
  348. February

  349. 16 - Who Are the Moderate Muslims?
  350. 08 - The Reality of Islam
  351. 02 - A Contemplative Science
  352. January

  353. 02 - Science Must Destroy Religion
    A Response to the 2006 Edge Question
  354. 2005

    December

  355. 07 - An Atheist Manifesto
  356. November

  357. 29 - Selling Out Science
  358. October

  359. 11 - Bombing Our Illusions II
  360. 10 - Bombing Our Illusions
  361. 06 - There is No God (And You Know It)
  362. September

  363. 29 - Rational Mysticism
  364. August

  365. 02 - The Politics of Ignorance
  366. March

  367. 19 - The Virus of Religious Moderation
  368. 2004

    December

  369. 31 - What Do You Believe But Cannot Prove?
    A Response to the 2005 Edge Question
  370. August

  371. 15 - Holy Terror

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