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Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. The Making Sense podcast was selected by Apple as one of iTunes Best of 2015.

Harris is the author of the best-selling books The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free WillLying, and Waking Up—along with Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing and public lectures cover a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focus on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live.

Harris’s work has been published in more than 20 languages and has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Rolling Stone, and many other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times (London), The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere.

Sam Harris received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

Sam Harris's blog and podcast, and much more, can be found at samharris.org.

 

Sep 20, 2021

Questions answered:

Why won’t you discuss COVID vaccines and Ivermectin with Bret Weinstein on the podcast?

What do you think about the recent prosecution of a 100-year-old Nazi in Germany?

How can we understand voluntary behavior without free will?

Does aid to the developing world do more harm than good?

Have your views about the risk of artificial general intelligence changed in recent years?

What did you think of Simon Biles’s decision to drop out of the Olympics?

How should Facebook and other social media platforms deal with the tradeoff between misinformation and censorship?

Why are people so resistant to changing their beliefs?

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