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A Few Thoughts on the "Muslim Ban"

President Trump has had a busy first week in office, displaying the anarchic grandiosity, callousness, and ineptitude of which he seems uniquely capable. He is every inch what we knew him to be: a malignant Chauncey Gardiner. And now our institutions have begun to shudder at his whim. The fact that atheists like me can’t find the time to worry about the religious crackpots he has brought with him into power is a measure of how bad the man is. Christian fundamentalism has become the least of our concerns. Our democracy has been engulfed by a hurricane of lies.

Speaking of "Truth" with Jordan B. Peterson

I recently interviewed the psychologist Jordan B. Peterson on the Waking Up podcast. As I said at the beginning of our conversation, I’d received more listener requests for him than for Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Edward Snowden—or, indeed, any other person on earth.

I'm Looking for a Creative Projects Manager

NOTE (4/7/2017): This position has now been filled.

As I continue to increase the scope of my work—which currently includes podcasts, books, audiobooks, videos, public talks, an app, blog posts, op-eds, documentary and television interviews, and other projects—the time has come to expand my team. I’m now looking for a full-time creative projects manager.

When the Brain Won’t Change Its Mind

  Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence Jonas T. Kaplan, Sarah I. Gimbel & Sam Harris Nature: Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 39589 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep39589 Abstract People often discount evidence that contradicts their firmly held beliefs. However, little is known about the neural mechanisms that govern this behavior. We … Continued

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