The Blog: Full Archive

    2017

    May

  1. 31 - Meme #9
  2. 03 - Meme #8
  3. March

  4. 31 - Meme #7
  5. February

  6. 28 - Meme #6
  7. 04 - Winning the War of Ideas
    REAL TIME with Bill Maher
  8. January

  9. 30 - Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?
  10. 29 - A Few Thoughts on the “Muslim Ban”
  11. 23 - Speaking of “Truth” with Jordan B. Peterson
  12. 22 - Meme #5
  13. 12 - I’m Looking for a Creative Projects Manager
  14. 02 - Edge Question 2017
    What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
  15. 2016

    December

  16. 26 - When the Brain Won’t Change Its Mind
  17. 21 - Meme #4
  18. 16 - Meme #3
  19. 16 - Reply to Robert Spencer
  20. 15 - Missing Hitch
  21. 13 - Meme #2
  22. 04 - Meme #1
  23. November

  24. 13 - Complexity & Stupidity
    Podcast Transcript
  25. October

  26. 13 - Trump in Exile
  27. September

  28. 29 - TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
  29. August

  30. 30 - Racism and Violence in America
    Podcast Transcript
  31. 28 - The New Phrenology?
  32. 21 - Surviving the Cosmos
    Podcast Transcript
  33. 18 - What Hillary Clinton Should Say about Islam and the “War on Terror”
  34. July

  35. 16 - The Rubin Report #2
    Sam Harris talks to Dave Rubin about politics, Islam, free will, psychedelics, meditation, AI and other topics.
  36. June

  37. 02 - The Joe Rogan Experience #804
  38. April

  39. 20 - The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)
    Podcast Transcript
  40. 06 - Shouldering the Burden of History: A Conversation with Dan Carlin
    Podcast Transcript
  41. 2015

    November

  42. 24 - Sam Harris: The ‘Salon’ Interview
  43. October

  44. 28 - A War of Ideas
  45. 20 - Welcome to the End of My Patience
  46. 16 - Talking about Islamism with Lawrence O’Donnell
  47. September

  48. 28 - Never Stop Lying
    How to Pass as a 'Moderate Muslim' in the Media
  49. 28 - Rethinking ‘Hitler’s Pope’
    A Q&A With Mark Riebling
  50. 15 - Islam & the Future of Tolerance
  51. 15 - We Need to Talk About Islam’s Jihadism Problem
  52. 11 - Clearing the Air with Dave Rubin
  53. May

  54. 31 - Guided Meditations for Children
  55. 22 - We Have a Cover!
  56. 01 - The Limits of Discourse
    As Demonstrated by Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky
  57. April

  58. 13 - Fighting
    A Conversation between Sam Harris and Jonathan Gottschall
  59. 07 - A War Well Lost
    Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”
  60. March

  61. 17 - Crowdsourcing Freedom
    An Interview with David Keyes
  62. 12 - Theocracy with a Human Face
  63. 09 - The Truth About Vaccines
    A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro
  64. 04 - The True Believers
    Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State
  65. February

  66. 28 - Very Bad Wizards Interview #2
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers keep talking
  67. 27 - The Art and Science of the Possible
    An Interview with Mick Ebeling
  68. January

  69. 26 - On Being Right about Right and Wrong
    An Interview with Michael Shermer
  70. 16 - Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse?
    A Response to the 2015 Edge Question
  71. 2014

    December

  72. 16 - The Very Bad Wizards Interview #1
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers talk (and then talk some more)
  73. 03 - The Frontiers of Secularism
    An Interview with Phil Zuckerman
  74. November

  75. 04 - Meditation and the Nature of the Self
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Dan Harris at the Rubin Museum
  76. October

  77. 23 - The Young Turks Interview
  78. 20 - Just the Facts
    A Response to a Charge of Plagiarism
  79. 12 - On the Mechanics of Defamation
  80. 08 - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
    A Very Strong Recommendation
  81. 07 - Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?
  82. September

  83. 17 - Taming the Mind
    A Conversation with Dan Harris
  84. 15 - “I’m Not the Sexist Pig You’re Looking For”
  85. 10 - Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
  86. August

  87. 27 - “Dead babies are not an argument”
    Commentary on Paul Bloom's "Against Empathy"
  88. 12 - Making Sense of Gaza
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan
  89. June

  90. 06 - Clarifying the Moral Landscape
    A Response to Ryan Born
  91. May

  92. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
    The Winning Essay
  93. 26 - Adventures in the Land of Illness
  94. 08 - Lifting the Veil of “Islamophobia”
    A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  95. March

  96. 25 - The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
  97. 10 - The Significance of Our Insignificance
    An Interview with Peter Watson
  98. February

  99. 19 - The Pleasure of Changing My Mind
  100. 12 - The Marionette’s Lament
    A Response to Daniel Dennett
  101. January

  102. 29 - Coming in September
  103. 26 - Reflections on FREE WILL
    A Review by Daniel C. Dennett
  104. 14 - Our Narrow Definition of “Science”
    My Response to the 2014 Edge Question
  105. 2013

    December

  106. 14 - Thinking about Good and Evil
  107. November

  108. 29 - Street Epistemology
    An Interview with Peter Boghossian
  109. 18 - The High Cost of Tiny Lies
  110. 12 - The Roots of Good and Evil
    An Interview with Paul Bloom
  111. 01 - Islam or Islamophobia?
  112. October

  113. 11 - No Ordinary Violence
  114. September

  115. 24 - Courage and Reason
    An Interview with Sean B. Carroll
  116. 16 - I Wonder
  117. August

  118. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
  119. 13 - Self-Defense and the Law
    A Roundtable Interview
  120. July

  121. 31 - Free Will and the Reality of Love
  122. June

  123. 09 - Islam and the Misuses of Ecstasy
  124. April

  125. 29 - Twitter Q&A 4/29/13: #AskSamAnything
  126. 20 - The Straight Path
    A Conversation with Ronald A. Howard
  127. 08 - On “Islamophobia” and Other Libels
  128. 04 - Response to Controversy
  129. 02 - Dear Fellow Liberal
    An Exchange with Glenn Greenwald
  130. March

  131. 30 - The God Argument
    An Interview with A.C. Grayling
  132. 08 - A Print Edition of LYING
  133. January

  134. 22 - The Power of Bad Incentives
    A Response to the 2013 Edge Question
  135. 06 - FAQ on Violence
  136. 02 - The Riddle of the Gun
  137. 2012

    November

  138. 11 - Science on the Brink of Death
  139. October

  140. 12 - This Must Be Heaven
  141. September

  142. 18 - On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God
  143. 09 - Life Without Free Will
  144. August

  145. 07 - Wrestling the Troll
  146. July

  147. 31 - The Fall of Jonah Lehrer
  148. June

  149. 27 - In Defense of “Spiritual”
  150. 23 - Look Into My Eyes
  151. 07 - Fundamental Science and the Big Machine
    Annaka Harris interviews Lisa Randall
  152. May

  153. 25 - To Profile or Not to Profile?
    A Debate between Sam Harris and Bruce Schneier
  154. 22 - The Illusion of the Self
    An Interview with Bruce Hood
  155. 08 - The Trouble with Profiling
    A guest post by Bruce Schneier
  156. 07 - On Knowing Your Enemy
  157. 02 - Training the Emotional Brain
    An Interview with Richard J. Davidson
  158. April

  159. 28 - In Defense of Profiling
  160. 05 - Free Will and “Free Will”
    How my view differs from Daniel Dennett's
  161. March

  162. 13 - Islam and the Future of Liberalism
  163. February

  164. 28 - The Illusion of Free Will
  165. 20 - Better and Better
    An Interview with Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  166. 16 - Life Without God
    An Interview with Tim Prowse
  167. 06 - The Pleasures of Drowning
  168. 02 - The Fireplace Delusion
  169. January

  170. 15 - Your God is My God
    What Mitt Romney Could Say to Win the Republican Nomination
  171. 05 - The Free Will Delusion
  172. 03 - Everything and Nothing
    An Interview with Lawrence M. Krauss
  173. 2011

    December

  174. 18 - Hitch
  175. 07 - COMING MARCH 6th
  176. November

  177. 29 - Thinking about Thinking
    An Interview with Daniel Kahneman
  178. 05 - The Truth about Violence
    3 Principles of Self-Defense
  179. October

  180. 19 - The Mystery of Consciousness II
  181. 11 - The Mystery of Consciousness
  182. 03 - Twilight of Violence
    An Interview with Steven Pinker
  183. September

  184. 26 - The Future of the Book
  185. 15 - Is It Wrong to Lie?
  186. 12 - The Silent Crowd
    Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
  187. 09 - September 11, 2011
  188. August

  189. 29 - Whither Eagleman?
  190. 24 - How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying)
  191. 17 - How Rich is Too Rich?
  192. 15 - COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
  193. 11 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #2
  194. 07 - The Truth About the Vatican
  195. July

  196. 28 - Faith No More
  197. 26 - Dear Angry Lunatic: A Response to Chris Hedges
  198. 24 - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia
  199. 18 - Calling (Out) David Eagleman
  200. 01 - What’s the Point of Transcendence?
  201. June

  202. 29 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #1
  203. 14 - On Spiritual Truths
  204. 10 - My Friend Einstein?
  205. May

  206. 20 - The Perils of the Print Interview
  207. 10 - How to Meditate
  208. 06 - On Matters Zero-Sum
  209. 04 - Further Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden
  210. 01 - Osama bin Laden: 1957-2011
  211. April

  212. 30 - The Strange Case of Greg Mortenson
  213. 28 - Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture
  214. 20 - Sam Harris vs Rev. Giles Fraser
  215. 20 - Should We Be Mormons in the Matrix?
  216. 14 - The God Debate
  217. 03 - How to Get Your Book Published in 6 (Painful) Steps
  218. 01 - Do We Have the Right to Burn the Koran?
  219. March

  220. 31 - Will the Dead Walk Again?
  221. 30 - Being Mr. Nobody
  222. 27 - Have We Lost the War in Afghanistan?
  223. 14 - Honesty: The Muslim World’s Scarcest Resource?
  224. 04 - Is There an Afterlife?
    Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris vs. Rabbi David Wolpe and Rabbi Bradley Artson
  225. January

  226. 29 - Response to Critics of The Moral Landscape
  227. 19 - We are Lost in Thought
    A Response to the 2011 Edge Question
  228. 2010

    December

  229. 29 - A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich
  230. November

  231. 06 - The Great Debate
  232. October

  233. 13 - Sam Harris vs. Mark Oppenheimer: Is Religion a Force for Good?
  234. 04 - Can there be a science of good and evil?
  235. 03 - The Science of Good and Evil
  236. August

  237. 25 - Silence Is Not Moderation
  238. 25 - The Moral Landscape: Q & A with Sam Harris
  239. 18 - The Ground Zero Mosque: Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  240. 14 - The Mosque
  241. May

  242. 10 - Bringing the Vatican to Justice
  243. 06 - Toward a Science of Morality
  244. March

  245. 29 - Moral confusion in the name of “science”
  246. 23 - Does God Have a Future?
    Sam Harris and Michael Shermer vs Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston
  247. January

  248. 19 - The Upload Has Begun
    A Response to the 2010 Edge Question
  249. 05 - The God Fraud
    A Response to Karen Armstrong
  250. 2009

    November

  251. 22 - Reply to Stanislas Dehaene
  252. 16 - Reply to Nicholas Wade
  253. 08 - Harris, Hitchens, & Dennett vs. Boteach, D’Souza, Wright, & Taleb
  254. September

  255. 30 - The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
  256. August

  257. 06 - The Strange Case of Francis Collins
  258. July

  259. 26 - Science Is in the Details
  260. June

  261. 24 - Sam Harris vs Philip Ball
  262. February

  263. 05 - It’s All True
  264. January

  265. 03 - True Lie Detection
    A Response to the 2009 Edge Question
  266. 2008

    September

  267. 21 - In Defense of Elitism
  268. 09 - Brain Science and Human Values
  269. 03 - Sam Harris: Sexist Pig and Liberal Shill
  270. 03 - Palin: Average Isn’t Good Enough
  271. July

  272. 06 - Survey: What Do Atheists and Christians Believe (and How Strongly Do They Believe It)?
  273. 05 - The Boundaries of Belief
  274. May

  275. 08 - Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks
  276. March

  277. 21 - What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say
  278. 2007

    December

  279. 31 - Mother Nature is Not Our Friend
    A Response to the 2008 Edge Question
  280. 08 - Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty
  281. 05 - Does God Exist?
    Sam Harris vs. David Wolpe
  282. November

  283. 28 - Response to Paul C. Davies
  284. 05 - Response to Theodore Dalrymple
  285. October

  286. 17 - On Secularism: A Round Table
  287. 09 - The Future of the American Idea
  288. 09 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Abandoned to Fanatics
    By Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
  289. 08 - Response to My Fellow Atheists
  290. 02 - The Problem with Atheism
  291. September

  292. 27 - Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality
  293. 12 - Response to Jonathan Haidt
  294. August

  295. 29 - The Sacrifice of Reason
  296. 22 - Scientists should unite against threat from religion
  297. June

  298. 26 - In Defense of Witchcraft
  299. 18 - Sam Harris vs. Chris Hedges
  300. April

  301. 28 - Is Religion Built Upon Lies?
    Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan
  302. 18 - The Empty Wager
  303. 01 - Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren
  304. March

  305. 15 - God’s Dupes
  306. January

  307. 19 - God’s Hostages
  308. 16 - Beyond the Believers
  309. 06 - Selfless Consciousness Without Faith
  310. 2006

    December

  311. 31 - We Are Making Moral Progress
    A Response to the 2007 Edge Question
  312. 29 - God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends
  313. 24 - 10 myths—and 10 Truths—About Atheism
  314. 11 - Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  315. 06 - Reply to B. Alan Wallace
  316. 05 - Reply to Nicholas D. Kristof
  317. 01 - Beyond Belief: The Debate Continues
  318. November

  319. 25 - Sam Harris vs. Dennis Prager
  320. 19 - Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World
  321. 05 - The Case Against Faith
  322. October

  323. 21 - Do We Really Need Bad Reasons To Be Good?
  324. September

  325. 19 - The End of Liberalism?
  326. 17 - ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks
  327. August

  328. 21 - The Language of Ignorance
  329. July

  330. 01 - Reply to a Christian
  331. June

  332. 01 - In Defense of Torture
  333. May

  334. 01 - The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos
  335. March

  336. 22 - Ode to Reason
  337. 19 - Killing the Buddha
  338. 12 - Reply to Leon Wieseltier
  339. February

  340. 16 - Who Are the Moderate Muslims?
  341. 08 - The Reality of Islam
  342. 02 - A Contemplative Science
  343. January

  344. 02 - Science Must Destroy Religion
    A Response to the 2006 Edge Question
  345. 2005

    December

  346. 07 - An Atheist Manifesto
  347. November

  348. 29 - Selling Out Science
  349. October

  350. 11 - Bombing Our Illusions II
  351. 10 - Bombing Our Illusions
  352. 06 - There is No God (And You Know It)
  353. September

  354. 29 - Rational Mysticism
  355. August

  356. 02 - The Politics of Ignorance
  357. March

  358. 19 - The Virus of Religious Moderation
  359. 2004

    December

  360. 31 - What Do You Believe But Cannot Prove?
    A Response to the 2005 Edge Question
  361. August

  362. 15 - Holy Terror

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