The Blog: Full Archive

    2017

    August

  1. 22 - Meme #11
  2. June

  3. 25 - Meme #10
  4. May

  5. 31 - Meme #9
  6. 03 - Meme #8
  7. March

  8. 31 - Meme #7
  9. February

  10. 28 - Meme #6
  11. 04 - Winning the War of Ideas
    REAL TIME with Bill Maher
  12. January

  13. 30 - Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?
  14. 29 - A Few Thoughts on the “Muslim Ban”
  15. 23 - Speaking of “Truth” with Jordan B. Peterson
  16. 22 - Meme #5
  17. 12 - I’m Looking for a Creative Projects Manager
  18. 02 - Edge Question 2017
    What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
  19. 2016

    December

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

  28. 13 - Complexity & Stupidity
    Podcast Transcript
  29. October

  30. 13 - Trump in Exile
  31. September

  32. 29 - TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
  33. August

  34. 30 - Racism and Violence in America
    Podcast Transcript
  35. 28 - The New Phrenology?
  36. 21 - Surviving the Cosmos
    Podcast Transcript
  37. 18 - What Hillary Clinton Should Say about Islam and the “War on Terror”
  38. July

  39. 16 - The Rubin Report #2
    Sam Harris talks to Dave Rubin about politics, Islam, free will, psychedelics, meditation, AI and other topics.
  40. June

  41. 02 - The Joe Rogan Experience #804
  42. April

  43. 20 - The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)
    Podcast Transcript
  44. 06 - Shouldering the Burden of History: A Conversation with Dan Carlin
    Podcast Transcript
  45. 2015

    November

  46. 24 - Sam Harris: The ‘Salon’ Interview
  47. October

  48. 28 - A War of Ideas
  49. 20 - Welcome to the End of My Patience
  50. 16 - Talking about Islamism with Lawrence O’Donnell
  51. September

  52. 28 - Never Stop Lying
    How to Pass as a 'Moderate Muslim' in the Media
  53. 28 - Rethinking ‘Hitler’s Pope’
    A Q&A With Mark Riebling
  54. 15 - Islam & the Future of Tolerance
  55. 15 - We Need to Talk About Islam’s Jihadism Problem
  56. 11 - Clearing the Air with Dave Rubin
  57. May

  58. 31 - Guided Meditations for Children
  59. 22 - We Have a Cover!
  60. 01 - The Limits of Discourse
    As Demonstrated by Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky
  61. April

  62. 13 - Fighting
    A Conversation between Sam Harris and Jonathan Gottschall
  63. 07 - A War Well Lost
    Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”
  64. March

  65. 17 - Crowdsourcing Freedom
    An Interview with David Keyes
  66. 12 - Theocracy with a Human Face
  67. 09 - The Truth About Vaccines
    A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro
  68. 04 - The True Believers
    Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State
  69. February

  70. 28 - Very Bad Wizards Interview #2
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers keep talking
  71. 27 - The Art and Science of the Possible
    An Interview with Mick Ebeling
  72. January

  73. 26 - On Being Right about Right and Wrong
    An Interview with Michael Shermer
  74. 16 - Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse?
    A Response to the 2015 Edge Question
  75. 2014

    December

  76. 16 - The Very Bad Wizards Interview #1
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers talk (and then talk some more)
  77. 03 - The Frontiers of Secularism
    An Interview with Phil Zuckerman
  78. November

  79. 04 - Meditation and the Nature of the Self
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Dan Harris at the Rubin Museum
  80. October

  81. 23 - The Young Turks Interview
  82. 20 - Just the Facts
    A Response to a Charge of Plagiarism
  83. 12 - On the Mechanics of Defamation
  84. 08 - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
    A Very Strong Recommendation
  85. 07 - Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?
  86. September

  87. 17 - Taming the Mind
    A Conversation with Dan Harris
  88. 15 - “I’m Not the Sexist Pig You’re Looking For”
  89. 10 - Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
  90. August

  91. 27 - “Dead babies are not an argument”
    Commentary on Paul Bloom's "Against Empathy"
  92. 12 - Making Sense of Gaza
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan
  93. June

  94. 06 - Clarifying the Moral Landscape
    A Response to Ryan Born
  95. May

  96. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
    The Winning Essay
  97. 26 - Adventures in the Land of Illness
  98. 08 - Lifting the Veil of “Islamophobia”
    A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  99. March

  100. 25 - The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
  101. 10 - The Significance of Our Insignificance
    An Interview with Peter Watson
  102. February

  103. 19 - The Pleasure of Changing My Mind
  104. 12 - The Marionette’s Lament
    A Response to Daniel Dennett
  105. January

  106. 29 - Coming in September
  107. 26 - Reflections on FREE WILL
    A Review by Daniel C. Dennett
  108. 14 - Our Narrow Definition of “Science”
    My Response to the 2014 Edge Question
  109. 2013

    December

  110. 14 - Thinking about Good and Evil
  111. November

  112. 29 - Street Epistemology
    An Interview with Peter Boghossian
  113. 18 - The High Cost of Tiny Lies
  114. 12 - The Roots of Good and Evil
    An Interview with Paul Bloom
  115. 01 - Islam or Islamophobia?
  116. October

  117. 11 - No Ordinary Violence
  118. September

  119. 24 - Courage and Reason
    An Interview with Sean B. Carroll
  120. 16 - I Wonder
  121. August

  122. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
  123. 13 - Self-Defense and the Law
    A Roundtable Interview
  124. July

  125. 31 - Free Will and the Reality of Love
  126. June

  127. 09 - Islam and the Misuses of Ecstasy
  128. April

  129. 29 - Twitter Q&A 4/29/13: #AskSamAnything
  130. 20 - The Straight Path
    A Conversation with Ronald A. Howard
  131. 08 - On “Islamophobia” and Other Libels
  132. 04 - Response to Controversy
  133. 02 - Dear Fellow Liberal
    An Exchange with Glenn Greenwald
  134. March

  135. 30 - The God Argument
    An Interview with A.C. Grayling
  136. 08 - A Print Edition of LYING
  137. January

  138. 22 - The Power of Bad Incentives
    A Response to the 2013 Edge Question
  139. 06 - FAQ on Violence
  140. 02 - The Riddle of the Gun
  141. 2012

    November

  142. 11 - Science on the Brink of Death
  143. October

  144. 12 - This Must Be Heaven
  145. September

  146. 18 - On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God
  147. 09 - Life Without Free Will
  148. August

  149. 07 - Wrestling the Troll
  150. July

  151. 31 - The Fall of Jonah Lehrer
  152. June

  153. 27 - In Defense of “Spiritual”
  154. 23 - Look Into My Eyes
  155. 07 - Fundamental Science and the Big Machine
    Annaka Harris interviews Lisa Randall
  156. May

  157. 25 - To Profile or Not to Profile?
    A Debate between Sam Harris and Bruce Schneier
  158. 22 - The Illusion of the Self
    An Interview with Bruce Hood
  159. 08 - The Trouble with Profiling
    A guest post by Bruce Schneier
  160. 07 - On Knowing Your Enemy
  161. 02 - Training the Emotional Brain
    An Interview with Richard J. Davidson
  162. April

  163. 28 - In Defense of Profiling
  164. 05 - Free Will and “Free Will”
    How my view differs from Daniel Dennett's
  165. March

  166. 13 - Islam and the Future of Liberalism
  167. February

  168. 28 - The Illusion of Free Will
  169. 20 - Better and Better
    An Interview with Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  170. 16 - Life Without God
    An Interview with Tim Prowse
  171. 06 - The Pleasures of Drowning
  172. 02 - The Fireplace Delusion
  173. January

  174. 15 - Your God is My God
    What Mitt Romney Could Say to Win the Republican Nomination
  175. 05 - The Free Will Delusion
  176. 03 - Everything and Nothing
    An Interview with Lawrence M. Krauss
  177. 2011

    December

  178. 18 - Hitch
  179. 07 - COMING MARCH 6th
  180. November

  181. 29 - Thinking about Thinking
    An Interview with Daniel Kahneman
  182. 05 - The Truth about Violence
    3 Principles of Self-Defense
  183. October

  184. 19 - The Mystery of Consciousness II
  185. 11 - The Mystery of Consciousness
  186. 03 - Twilight of Violence
    An Interview with Steven Pinker
  187. September

  188. 26 - The Future of the Book
  189. 15 - Is It Wrong to Lie?
  190. 12 - The Silent Crowd
    Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
  191. 09 - September 11, 2011
  192. August

  193. 29 - Whither Eagleman?
  194. 24 - How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying)
  195. 17 - How Rich is Too Rich?
  196. 15 - COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
  197. 11 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #2
  198. 07 - The Truth About the Vatican
  199. July

  200. 28 - Faith No More
  201. 26 - Dear Angry Lunatic: A Response to Chris Hedges
  202. 24 - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia
  203. 18 - Calling (Out) David Eagleman
  204. 01 - What’s the Point of Transcendence?
  205. June

  206. 29 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #1
  207. 14 - On Spiritual Truths
  208. 10 - My Friend Einstein?
  209. May

  210. 20 - The Perils of the Print Interview
  211. 10 - How to Meditate
  212. 06 - On Matters Zero-Sum
  213. 04 - Further Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden
  214. 01 - Osama bin Laden: 1957-2011
  215. April

  216. 30 - The Strange Case of Greg Mortenson
  217. 28 - Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture
  218. 20 - Sam Harris vs Rev. Giles Fraser
  219. 20 - Should We Be Mormons in the Matrix?
  220. 14 - The God Debate
  221. 03 - How to Get Your Book Published in 6 (Painful) Steps
  222. 01 - Do We Have the Right to Burn the Koran?
  223. March

  224. 31 - Will the Dead Walk Again?
  225. 30 - Being Mr. Nobody
  226. 27 - Have We Lost the War in Afghanistan?
  227. 14 - Honesty: The Muslim World’s Scarcest Resource?
  228. 04 - Is There an Afterlife?
    Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris vs. Rabbi David Wolpe and Rabbi Bradley Artson
  229. January

  230. 29 - Response to Critics of The Moral Landscape
  231. 19 - We are Lost in Thought
    A Response to the 2011 Edge Question
  232. 2010

    December

  233. 29 - A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich
  234. November

  235. 06 - The Great Debate
  236. October

  237. 13 - Sam Harris vs. Mark Oppenheimer: Is Religion a Force for Good?
  238. 04 - Can there be a science of good and evil?
  239. 03 - The Science of Good and Evil
  240. August

  241. 25 - Silence Is Not Moderation
  242. 25 - The Moral Landscape: Q & A with Sam Harris
  243. 18 - The Ground Zero Mosque: Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  244. 14 - The Mosque
  245. May

  246. 10 - Bringing the Vatican to Justice
  247. 06 - Toward a Science of Morality
  248. March

  249. 29 - Moral confusion in the name of “science”
  250. 23 - Does God Have a Future?
    Sam Harris and Michael Shermer vs Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston
  251. January

  252. 19 - The Upload Has Begun
    A Response to the 2010 Edge Question
  253. 05 - The God Fraud
    A Response to Karen Armstrong
  254. 2009

    November

  255. 22 - Reply to Stanislas Dehaene
  256. 16 - Reply to Nicholas Wade
  257. 08 - Harris, Hitchens, & Dennett vs. Boteach, D’Souza, Wright, & Taleb
  258. September

  259. 30 - The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
  260. August

  261. 06 - The Strange Case of Francis Collins
  262. July

  263. 26 - Science Is in the Details
  264. June

  265. 24 - Sam Harris vs Philip Ball
  266. February

  267. 05 - It’s All True
  268. January

  269. 03 - True Lie Detection
    A Response to the 2009 Edge Question
  270. 2008

    September

  271. 21 - In Defense of Elitism
  272. 09 - Brain Science and Human Values
  273. 03 - Sam Harris: Sexist Pig and Liberal Shill
  274. 03 - Palin: Average Isn’t Good Enough
  275. July

  276. 06 - Survey: What Do Atheists and Christians Believe (and How Strongly Do They Believe It)?
  277. 05 - The Boundaries of Belief
  278. May

  279. 08 - Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks
  280. March

  281. 21 - What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say
  282. 2007

    December

  283. 31 - Mother Nature is Not Our Friend
    A Response to the 2008 Edge Question
  284. 08 - Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty
  285. 05 - Does God Exist?
    Sam Harris vs. David Wolpe
  286. November

  287. 28 - Response to Paul C. Davies
  288. 05 - Response to Theodore Dalrymple
  289. October

  290. 17 - On Secularism: A Round Table
  291. 09 - The Future of the American Idea
  292. 09 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Abandoned to Fanatics
    By Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
  293. 08 - Response to My Fellow Atheists
  294. 02 - The Problem with Atheism
  295. September

  296. 27 - Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality
  297. 12 - Response to Jonathan Haidt
  298. August

  299. 29 - The Sacrifice of Reason
  300. 22 - Scientists should unite against threat from religion
  301. June

  302. 26 - In Defense of Witchcraft
  303. 18 - Sam Harris vs. Chris Hedges
  304. April

  305. 28 - Is Religion Built Upon Lies?
    Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan
  306. 18 - The Empty Wager
  307. 01 - Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren
  308. March

  309. 15 - God’s Dupes
  310. January

  311. 19 - God’s Hostages
  312. 16 - Beyond the Believers
  313. 06 - Selfless Consciousness Without Faith
  314. 2006

    December

  315. 31 - We Are Making Moral Progress
    A Response to the 2007 Edge Question
  316. 29 - God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends
  317. 24 - 10 myths—and 10 Truths—About Atheism
  318. 11 - Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  319. 06 - Reply to B. Alan Wallace
  320. 05 - Reply to Nicholas D. Kristof
  321. 01 - Beyond Belief: The Debate Continues
  322. November

  323. 25 - Sam Harris vs. Dennis Prager
  324. 19 - Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World
  325. 05 - The Case Against Faith
  326. October

  327. 21 - Do We Really Need Bad Reasons To Be Good?
  328. September

  329. 19 - The End of Liberalism?
  330. 17 - ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks
  331. August

  332. 21 - The Language of Ignorance
  333. July

  334. 01 - Reply to a Christian
  335. June

  336. 01 - In Defense of Torture
  337. May

  338. 01 - The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos
  339. March

  340. 22 - Ode to Reason
  341. 19 - Killing the Buddha
  342. 12 - Reply to Leon Wieseltier
  343. February

  344. 16 - Who Are the Moderate Muslims?
  345. 08 - The Reality of Islam
  346. 02 - A Contemplative Science
  347. January

  348. 02 - Science Must Destroy Religion
    A Response to the 2006 Edge Question
  349. 2005

    December

  350. 07 - An Atheist Manifesto
  351. November

  352. 29 - Selling Out Science
  353. October

  354. 11 - Bombing Our Illusions II
  355. 10 - Bombing Our Illusions
  356. 06 - There is No God (And You Know It)
  357. September

  358. 29 - Rational Mysticism
  359. August

  360. 02 - The Politics of Ignorance
  361. March

  362. 19 - The Virus of Religious Moderation
  363. 2004

    December

  364. 31 - What Do You Believe But Cannot Prove?
    A Response to the 2005 Edge Question
  365. August

  366. 15 - Holy Terror

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