Ask Me Anything #1

April 25, 2015

Questions Answered

How does the struggle of atheists for acceptance compare with that of women, blacks, gays, etc? How long until true equality arrives?

00:02:06April 25, 2015

What is your view on laws that prevent people from not hiring on the basis of religion?

00:04:16April 25, 2015

Can you say something about artificial intelligence and your concerns about it?

00:06:10April 25, 2015

What do you think of Cenk Uygur's attack on you recently?

00:22:30April 25, 2015

How did you become such a good public speaker?

00:25:13April 25, 2015

Why do we have to meditate sitting up?

00:30:48April 25, 2015

Does your view that there's no free will give you sympathy for your enemies?

00:31:24April 25, 2015

Can the form of human consciousness be distinguished from its contents or are the two identical?

00:32:24April 25, 2015

What's your opinion of the rise of the new nationalist right in Europe and the issue of Islam there?

00:34:32April 25, 2015

What charity organization do you think is doing the best work?

00:36:30April 25, 2015

How you with complete certainty know there is no God. What proof do you have?

00:37:41April 25, 2015

Some of your critics like the paint you as a philosophically-illiterate scientist. Please speak about your relationship to philosophy.

00:43:09April 25, 2015

If you were going to criticize Sam Harris, what do you think the most valid intellectual criticism is?

00:47:23April 25, 2015

I'm often attacked for taking quotes out of scripture out of context and therefore misconstruing them or misrepresenting them and yet I complain incessantly about the people who do this to me. How is that fair?

00:48:36April 25, 2015

I'm worried you're spending too much time on defense. Have you ever considered completely ignoring misrepresentations?

00:59:04April 25, 2015

Who argues against your position on religion honestly?

01:01:03April 25, 2015

How often should we be aware of the illusion of free will? Should it serve a more reflective function rather than happen in real time?

01:05:20April 25, 2015

Sam addresses letter from listener about how reading Free Will helped him cope with his mother's suicide.

01:06:36April 25, 2015