In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Eric Weinstein about the relationship between faith and reason and about some of the factors that make conversations on important topics so difficult.

Eric R. Weinstein is a managing director of Thiel Capital in San Francisco. He is also a research fellow at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University. Weinstein speaks and publishes on a variety of topics including, gauge theory, immigration, the market for elite labor, management of financial risk and the incentivizing of risk taking in science. He can be contacted on Twitter: @EricRWeinstein.

Articles mentioned in this podcast:
A. Koestler. “The Nightmare That Is a Reality.” The New York Times Magazine. January 9, 1944.

S. Harris. “Islam and the Misuses of Ecstasy.”

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August 1, 2016