The Blog: Full Archive

    2017

    May

  1. 03 - Meme #8
  2. March

  3. 31 - Meme #7
  4. February

  5. 28 - Meme #6
  6. 04 - Winning the War of Ideas
    REAL TIME with Bill Maher
  7. January

  8. 30 - Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?
  9. 29 - A Few Thoughts on the “Muslim Ban”
  10. 23 - Speaking of “Truth” with Jordan B. Peterson
  11. 22 - Meme #5
  12. 12 - I’m Looking for a Creative Projects Manager
  13. 02 - Edge Question 2017
    What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
  14. 2016

    December

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

  23. 13 - Complexity & Stupidity
    Podcast Transcript
  24. October

  25. 13 - Trump in Exile
  26. September

  27. 29 - TED Talk: Can we build AI without losing control over it?
  28. August

  29. 30 - Racism and Violence in America
    Podcast Transcript
  30. 28 - The New Phrenology?
  31. 21 - Surviving the Cosmos
    Podcast Transcript
  32. 18 - What Hillary Clinton Should Say about Islam and the “War on Terror”
  33. July

  34. 16 - The Rubin Report #2
    Sam Harris talks to Dave Rubin about politics, Islam, free will, psychedelics, meditation, AI and other topics.
  35. June

  36. 02 - The Joe Rogan Experience #804
  37. April

  38. 20 - The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…)
    Podcast Transcript
  39. 06 - Shouldering the Burden of History: A Conversation with Dan Carlin
    Podcast Transcript
  40. 2015

    November

  41. 24 - Sam Harris: The ‘Salon’ Interview
  42. October

  43. 28 - A War of Ideas
  44. 20 - Welcome to the End of My Patience
  45. 16 - Talking about Islamism with Lawrence O’Donnell
  46. September

  47. 28 - Never Stop Lying
    How to Pass as a 'Moderate Muslim' in the Media
  48. 28 - Rethinking ‘Hitler’s Pope’
    A Q&A With Mark Riebling
  49. 15 - Islam & the Future of Tolerance
  50. 15 - We Need to Talk About Islam’s Jihadism Problem
  51. 11 - Clearing the Air with Dave Rubin
  52. May

  53. 31 - Guided Meditations for Children
  54. 22 - We Have a Cover!
  55. 01 - The Limits of Discourse
    As Demonstrated by Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky
  56. April

  57. 13 - Fighting
    A Conversation between Sam Harris and Jonathan Gottschall
  58. 07 - A War Well Lost
    Sam Harris and Johann Hari discuss the “war on drugs”
  59. March

  60. 17 - Crowdsourcing Freedom
    An Interview with David Keyes
  61. 12 - Theocracy with a Human Face
  62. 09 - The Truth About Vaccines
    A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro
  63. 04 - The True Believers
    Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State
  64. February

  65. 28 - Very Bad Wizards Interview #2
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers keep talking
  66. 27 - The Art and Science of the Possible
    An Interview with Mick Ebeling
  67. January

  68. 26 - On Being Right about Right and Wrong
    An Interview with Michael Shermer
  69. 16 - Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse?
    A Response to the 2015 Edge Question
  70. 2014

    December

  71. 16 - The Very Bad Wizards Interview #1
    Sam Harris, David Pizarro, and Tamler Sommers talk (and then talk some more)
  72. 03 - The Frontiers of Secularism
    An Interview with Phil Zuckerman
  73. November

  74. 04 - Meditation and the Nature of the Self
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Dan Harris at the Rubin Museum
  75. October

  76. 23 - The Young Turks Interview
  77. 20 - Just the Facts
    A Response to a Charge of Plagiarism
  78. 12 - On the Mechanics of Defamation
  79. 08 - Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
    A Very Strong Recommendation
  80. 07 - Can Liberalism Be Saved From Itself?
  81. September

  82. 17 - Taming the Mind
    A Conversation with Dan Harris
  83. 15 - “I’m Not the Sexist Pig You’re Looking For”
  84. 10 - Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
  85. August

  86. 27 - “Dead babies are not an argument”
    Commentary on Paul Bloom's "Against Empathy"
  87. 12 - Making Sense of Gaza
    A Conversation Between Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan
  88. June

  89. 06 - Clarifying the Moral Landscape
    A Response to Ryan Born
  90. May

  91. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
    The Winning Essay
  92. 26 - Adventures in the Land of Illness
  93. 08 - Lifting the Veil of “Islamophobia”
    A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  94. March

  95. 25 - The Path Between Pseudo-Spirituality and Pseudo-Science
  96. 10 - The Significance of Our Insignificance
    An Interview with Peter Watson
  97. February

  98. 19 - The Pleasure of Changing My Mind
  99. 12 - The Marionette’s Lament
    A Response to Daniel Dennett
  100. January

  101. 29 - Coming in September
  102. 26 - Reflections on FREE WILL
    A Review by Daniel C. Dennett
  103. 14 - Our Narrow Definition of “Science”
    My Response to the 2014 Edge Question
  104. 2013

    December

  105. 14 - Thinking about Good and Evil
  106. November

  107. 29 - Street Epistemology
    An Interview with Peter Boghossian
  108. 18 - The High Cost of Tiny Lies
  109. 12 - The Roots of Good and Evil
    An Interview with Paul Bloom
  110. 01 - Islam or Islamophobia?
  111. October

  112. 11 - No Ordinary Violence
  113. September

  114. 24 - Courage and Reason
    An Interview with Sean B. Carroll
  115. 16 - I Wonder
  116. August

  117. 31 - The Moral Landscape Challenge
  118. 13 - Self-Defense and the Law
    A Roundtable Interview
  119. July

  120. 31 - Free Will and the Reality of Love
  121. June

  122. 09 - Islam and the Misuses of Ecstasy
  123. April

  124. 29 - Twitter Q&A 4/29/13: #AskSamAnything
  125. 20 - The Straight Path
    A Conversation with Ronald A. Howard
  126. 08 - On “Islamophobia” and Other Libels
  127. 04 - Response to Controversy
  128. 02 - Dear Fellow Liberal
    An Exchange with Glenn Greenwald
  129. March

  130. 30 - The God Argument
    An Interview with A.C. Grayling
  131. 08 - A Print Edition of LYING
  132. January

  133. 22 - The Power of Bad Incentives
    A Response to the 2013 Edge Question
  134. 06 - FAQ on Violence
  135. 02 - The Riddle of the Gun
  136. 2012

    November

  137. 11 - Science on the Brink of Death
  138. October

  139. 12 - This Must Be Heaven
  140. September

  141. 18 - On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God
  142. 09 - Life Without Free Will
  143. August

  144. 07 - Wrestling the Troll
  145. July

  146. 31 - The Fall of Jonah Lehrer
  147. June

  148. 27 - In Defense of “Spiritual”
  149. 23 - Look Into My Eyes
  150. 07 - Fundamental Science and the Big Machine
    Annaka Harris interviews Lisa Randall
  151. May

  152. 25 - To Profile or Not to Profile?
    A Debate between Sam Harris and Bruce Schneier
  153. 22 - The Illusion of the Self
    An Interview with Bruce Hood
  154. 08 - The Trouble with Profiling
    A guest post by Bruce Schneier
  155. 07 - On Knowing Your Enemy
  156. 02 - Training the Emotional Brain
    An Interview with Richard J. Davidson
  157. April

  158. 28 - In Defense of Profiling
  159. 05 - Free Will and “Free Will”
    How my view differs from Daniel Dennett's
  160. March

  161. 13 - Islam and the Future of Liberalism
  162. February

  163. 28 - The Illusion of Free Will
  164. 20 - Better and Better
    An Interview with Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  165. 16 - Life Without God
    An Interview with Tim Prowse
  166. 06 - The Pleasures of Drowning
  167. 02 - The Fireplace Delusion
  168. January

  169. 15 - Your God is My God
    What Mitt Romney Could Say to Win the Republican Nomination
  170. 05 - The Free Will Delusion
  171. 03 - Everything and Nothing
    An Interview with Lawrence M. Krauss
  172. 2011

    December

  173. 18 - Hitch
  174. 07 - COMING MARCH 6th
  175. November

  176. 29 - Thinking about Thinking
    An Interview with Daniel Kahneman
  177. 05 - The Truth about Violence
    3 Principles of Self-Defense
  178. October

  179. 19 - The Mystery of Consciousness II
  180. 11 - The Mystery of Consciousness
  181. 03 - Twilight of Violence
    An Interview with Steven Pinker
  182. September

  183. 26 - The Future of the Book
  184. 15 - Is It Wrong to Lie?
  185. 12 - The Silent Crowd
    Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking
  186. 09 - September 11, 2011
  187. August

  188. 29 - Whither Eagleman?
  189. 24 - How to Lose Readers (Without Even Trying)
  190. 17 - How Rich is Too Rich?
  191. 15 - COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
  192. 11 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #2
  193. 07 - The Truth About the Vatican
  194. July

  195. 28 - Faith No More
  196. 26 - Dear Angry Lunatic: A Response to Chris Hedges
  197. 24 - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia
  198. 18 - Calling (Out) David Eagleman
  199. 01 - What’s the Point of Transcendence?
  200. June

  201. 29 - Ask Sam Harris Anything #1
  202. 14 - On Spiritual Truths
  203. 10 - My Friend Einstein?
  204. May

  205. 20 - The Perils of the Print Interview
  206. 10 - How to Meditate
  207. 06 - On Matters Zero-Sum
  208. 04 - Further Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden
  209. 01 - Osama bin Laden: 1957-2011
  210. April

  211. 30 - The Strange Case of Greg Mortenson
  212. 28 - Why I’d Rather Not Speak About Torture
  213. 20 - Sam Harris vs Rev. Giles Fraser
  214. 20 - Should We Be Mormons in the Matrix?
  215. 14 - The God Debate
  216. 03 - How to Get Your Book Published in 6 (Painful) Steps
  217. 01 - Do We Have the Right to Burn the Koran?
  218. March

  219. 31 - Will the Dead Walk Again?
  220. 30 - Being Mr. Nobody
  221. 27 - Have We Lost the War in Afghanistan?
  222. 14 - Honesty: The Muslim World’s Scarcest Resource?
  223. 04 - Is There an Afterlife?
    Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris vs. Rabbi David Wolpe and Rabbi Bradley Artson
  224. January

  225. 29 - Response to Critics of The Moral Landscape
  226. 19 - We are Lost in Thought
    A Response to the 2011 Edge Question
  227. 2010

    December

  228. 29 - A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich
  229. November

  230. 06 - The Great Debate
  231. October

  232. 13 - Sam Harris vs. Mark Oppenheimer: Is Religion a Force for Good?
  233. 04 - Can there be a science of good and evil?
  234. 03 - The Science of Good and Evil
  235. August

  236. 25 - Silence Is Not Moderation
  237. 25 - The Moral Landscape: Q & A with Sam Harris
  238. 18 - The Ground Zero Mosque: Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  239. 14 - The Mosque
  240. May

  241. 10 - Bringing the Vatican to Justice
  242. 06 - Toward a Science of Morality
  243. March

  244. 29 - Moral confusion in the name of “science”
  245. 23 - Does God Have a Future?
    Sam Harris and Michael Shermer vs Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston
  246. January

  247. 19 - The Upload Has Begun
    A Response to the 2010 Edge Question
  248. 05 - The God Fraud
    A Response to Karen Armstrong
  249. 2009

    November

  250. 22 - Reply to Stanislas Dehaene
  251. 16 - Reply to Nicholas Wade
  252. 08 - Harris, Hitchens, & Dennett vs. Boteach, D’Souza, Wright, & Taleb
  253. September

  254. 30 - The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief
  255. August

  256. 06 - The Strange Case of Francis Collins
  257. July

  258. 26 - Science Is in the Details
  259. June

  260. 24 - Sam Harris vs Philip Ball
  261. February

  262. 05 - It’s All True
  263. January

  264. 03 - True Lie Detection
    A Response to the 2009 Edge Question
  265. 2008

    September

  266. 21 - In Defense of Elitism
  267. 09 - Brain Science and Human Values
  268. 03 - Sam Harris: Sexist Pig and Liberal Shill
  269. 03 - Palin: Average Isn’t Good Enough
  270. July

  271. 06 - Survey: What Do Atheists and Christians Believe (and How Strongly Do They Believe It)?
  272. 05 - The Boundaries of Belief
  273. May

  274. 08 - Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks
  275. March

  276. 21 - What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say
  277. 2007

    December

  278. 31 - Mother Nature is Not Our Friend
    A Response to the 2008 Edge Question
  279. 08 - Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty
  280. 05 - Does God Exist?
    Sam Harris vs. David Wolpe
  281. November

  282. 28 - Response to Paul C. Davies
  283. 05 - Response to Theodore Dalrymple
  284. October

  285. 17 - On Secularism: A Round Table
  286. 09 - The Future of the American Idea
  287. 09 - Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Abandoned to Fanatics
    By Sam Harris and Salman Rushdie
  288. 08 - Response to My Fellow Atheists
  289. 02 - The Problem with Atheism
  290. September

  291. 27 - Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality
  292. 12 - Response to Jonathan Haidt
  293. August

  294. 29 - The Sacrifice of Reason
  295. 22 - Scientists should unite against threat from religion
  296. June

  297. 26 - In Defense of Witchcraft
  298. 18 - Sam Harris vs. Chris Hedges
  299. April

  300. 28 - Is Religion Built Upon Lies?
    Sam Harris vs. Andrew Sullivan
  301. 18 - The Empty Wager
  302. 01 - Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren
  303. March

  304. 15 - God’s Dupes
  305. January

  306. 19 - God’s Hostages
  307. 16 - Beyond the Believers
  308. 06 - Selfless Consciousness Without Faith
  309. 2006

    December

  310. 31 - We Are Making Moral Progress
    A Response to the 2007 Edge Question
  311. 29 - God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends
  312. 24 - 10 myths—and 10 Truths—About Atheism
  313. 11 - Sam Harris vs. Reza Aslan
  314. 06 - Reply to B. Alan Wallace
  315. 05 - Reply to Nicholas D. Kristof
  316. 01 - Beyond Belief: The Debate Continues
  317. November

  318. 25 - Sam Harris vs. Dennis Prager
  319. 19 - Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World
  320. 05 - The Case Against Faith
  321. October

  322. 21 - Do We Really Need Bad Reasons To Be Good?
  323. September

  324. 19 - The End of Liberalism?
  325. 17 - ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks
  326. August

  327. 21 - The Language of Ignorance
  328. July

  329. 01 - Reply to a Christian
  330. June

  331. 01 - In Defense of Torture
  332. May

  333. 01 - The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos
  334. March

  335. 22 - Ode to Reason
  336. 19 - Killing the Buddha
  337. 12 - Reply to Leon Wieseltier
  338. February

  339. 16 - Who Are the Moderate Muslims?
  340. 08 - The Reality of Islam
  341. 02 - A Contemplative Science
  342. January

  343. 02 - Science Must Destroy Religion
    A Response to the 2006 Edge Question
  344. 2005

    December

  345. 07 - An Atheist Manifesto
  346. November

  347. 29 - Selling Out Science
  348. October

  349. 11 - Bombing Our Illusions II
  350. 10 - Bombing Our Illusions
  351. 06 - There is No God (And You Know It)
  352. September

  353. 29 - Rational Mysticism
  354. August

  355. 02 - The Politics of Ignorance
  356. March

  357. 19 - The Virus of Religious Moderation
  358. 2004

    December

  359. 31 - What Do You Believe But Cannot Prove?
    A Response to the 2005 Edge Question
  360. August

  361. 15 - Holy Terror

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