In this episode of the podcast, Sam discusses the recent social protests and civil unrest, in light of what we know about racism and police violence in America. This is a transcript of a recorded podcast. * * * Welcome to the Making Sense podcast… This is Sam Harris. OK…. Well, I’ve been trying to … Continued
Dear Making Sense and Waking Up subscribers— Those of you who have been listening to my podcast or following me on Twitter know that I’m quite worried about the emerging coronavirus pandemic. Barring some extraordinarily good luck, I believe that we have some very rough months ahead of us. Health concerns aside, it now seems … Continued
As many of you know, the Day of Reflection conference, scheduled for November 17 in NYC, has been cancelled, and some hundreds of ticket holders are now left seeking refunds. I was forced to pull out of this event nearly two months ago and have said very little about it since. Now that Travis Pangburn has … Continued
Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re in a dangerous place if … Continued
Suppose we had robots perfectly identical to men, women and children and we were permitted by law to interact with them in any way we pleased. How would you treat them? That is the premise of “Westworld,” the popular HBO series that opened its second season Sunday night. And, plot twists of Season 2 aside, … Continued
Joe Rogan speaks with Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz.
In April of 2017, I published a podcast with Charles Murray, coauthor of the controversial (and endlessly misrepresented) book The Bell Curve. These are the most provocative claims in the book: Human “general intelligence” is a scientifically valid concept. IQ tests do a pretty good job of measuring it. A person’s IQ is highly predictive … Continued