Category Archives: Sam Harris

Sam Harris acknowledges “a kind of miracle.”

In his discussion with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris makes a very interesting point at 38:45: There is just the fact that within the Darwinian conception of how we got here, there’s no reason to believe that our cognitive faculties have … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Criticizes Religious Moderates and Misses the Target

Sam Harris writes about “The Problem with Religious Moderates.” He sets things up as follows: People of faith fall on a continuum: some draw solace and inspiration from a specific spiritual tradition, and yet remain fully committed to tolerance and … Continue reading

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Should Political Moderates Be Blamed for Political Extremism?

I see that Jerry Coyne has criticized Katherine Cross’s call for violence.  Good for him. I wonder if Coyne now recognizes the errors in Sam Harris’s arguments against religious moderates.  According to Harris, religious moderates are just as bad as … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Just Won’t Admit He is Closed-Minded

[Originally posted 2/14] Sam Harris is a man who is obsessed with maintaining his public image. Thus, it is no surprise to see him lashing out (in his typical low key manner) at psychologist Jonathan Haidt for drawing attention to … Continue reading

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The Closed-Minded Sam Harris Preaches About Being Open-minded

Sam Harris decided to lecture everyone about intellectual honesty and the need to have a willingness to change your mind (HT: Dhay).  It never ceases to amaze me when such closed-minded people think they are in a position to preach … Continue reading

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Blast From the Past

They’re back! Trying to recapture that old magic.  I guess there is hope someone will also bring back Will & Grace. For some reason, I also found this  amusing. Then I realized what it is.  Poor Sam.  Wrote the first Gnu … Continue reading

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The Rambow Effect: How Moderate Views Fuel Extremism

Henry Rambow wrote an article which essentially regurgitates Sam Harris’s argument about religious moderates being blamed for the existence of extreme religious fundamentalists. Like Harris, Rambow approaches the whole issue with incredible tunnel vision.  He seems oblivious to the fact … Continue reading

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New Atheist Subtle Attack on Science

What do you do if you are an activist who does not do science, but want your activism to be perceived as science so you can exploit the cultural authority of science to carry out your activist agenda? Well, you … Continue reading

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Mythers vs. Sam Harris

Instead of complaining that mainstream scholars don’t embrace Mytherism, the Mythers should be concerned that they have yet to convince all the New Atheists. Over at, Harris’s spirituality book is promoted as follows: Waking Up is for the twenty percent … Continue reading

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Trying to Defend Sam Harris

Militant atheist Jerry Coyne recently promoted an article by militant atheist Jeffrey Taylor.  The shared theme was to defend militant atheist Sam Harris (something Coyne apparently discussed with militant atheist Peter Boghossian). Coyne’s defense of Harris is pathetic.  He complains: … Continue reading

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