Note: Since March 2011, most of my essays have been published on my personal blog. These newer essays have not been listed here.—SH

Harris, S. and Noah Harari, Y. (2018, September 13). Understanding the Present. Sam Harris in conversation with Yuval Noah Harari. The Masonic, San Francisco.

Harris, S. and Greene, B. (2018, September 5). An Evening with Sam Harris and Brian Greene. Sam Harris in conversation with Brian Greene. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.

Harris, S. (2018, August 12). A Day of Reckoning. Conference with Sam Harris, Eric Weinstein, Bret Weinstein, Maajid Nawaz, and Douglas Murray. International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Harris, S., Murray, D. and Peterson, J. (2018, July 16). Winning the War of Ideas. Sam Harris in conversation with Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray. The O2 Arena, London.

Harris, S., Murray, D. and Peterson, J. (2018, July 14). Winning the War of Ideas. Sam Harris in conversation with Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray. The 3Arena, Dublin.

Harris, S. and Peterson, J. (2018, June 23 & 24). An Evening with Sam Harris & Jordan Peterson. Sam Harris in conversation with Jordan Peterson. The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver.

Harris, S. and Damasio, A. (2018, May 17). Waking Up Book Club. Sam Harris in conversation with Antonio Damasio. Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles.

Harris, S. and Harris, D. (2018, May 2). Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. Sam Harris in conversation with Dan Harris. Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Harris, S. and Bloom, P. (2018, April 23). “It’s Westworld. What’s Wrong With Cruelty to Robots?” The New York Times.

Harris, S. and Pinker, S. (2018, March 14). Waking Up Book Club. Sam Harris in conversation with Steven Pinker. Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.

Harris, S. and Shermer, M. (2018, March 5). A Celebration of Science and Reason. Long Centre, Austin.

Harris, S. (2018, March 4). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Houston. A conversation with Geoffrey Miller. Revention Music Center, Houston.

Harris, S. (2018, March 3). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Dallas. A conversation with Christian Picciolini. The Majestic Theatre, Dallas.

Harris, S. and Dillahunty, M. (2018, February 23). A Celebration of Science and Reason. Comerica Theatre, Phoenix.

Harris, S. (2018, February 22). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Portland. A conversation with Sean Carroll. Arelene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland.

Harris, S. (2018, February 21). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Denver. A conversation with Robin Hanson. Paramount, Denver.

Harris, S., Krauss, L. and Dillahunty, M. (2018, February 10). A Celebration of Science and Reason. The Chicago Theatre, Chicago.

Harris, S. (2018, January 14). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Philadelphia. A conversation with Janna Levin & Maria Popova. New York City Center, Philadelphia.

Harris, S., Krauss, L. and Dillahunty, M. (2018, January 13). A Celebration of Science and Reason. New York City Center, New York.

Harris, S. (2018, January 12). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Washington DC. A conversation with David Frum & Andrew Sullivan. Warner Theatre, Washington DC.

Harris, S. (2018, January 11). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Boston. A conversation with Rebecca Goldstein & Max Tegmark. Orpheum Theatre, Boston.

Harris, S. (2017, December 7). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in San Francisco. A conversation with Ben Shapiro & Eric Weinstein. The Masonic, San Francisco.

Harris, S. (2017, December 6). The Waking Up Podcast: Live in Seattle. A conversation with Bret Weinstein. Moore Theatre, Seattle.

Jurvetson, S. and S. Harris. (2017, November 16). Draper Network CEO Summit. Fireside Chat: AI, Meditation & More. Computer History Museum, Mountain View.

Harris, S. and R. Dawkins. (2017, November 2). A Celebration of Science and Reason. Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver.

Harris, S. and R. Dawkins. (2017, October 1). A Celebration of Science and Reason. Eventim Apollo, London.

Harris, S., S. Haider, D. Smalley. (2017, September 17). A Celebration of Science and Reason. Sony Centre, Toronto.

Kaplan, J.T., Gimbel, S.I. & Harris, S. (2016, December 23). “Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence.” Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 39589.

Harris, S. and R. Dawkins. (2016, November 2 & 3). An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. The Alex Theatre, Glendale.

Harris, S. (2016, June 29). Can we build AI without losing control over it? the TEDSummit. Banff, Alberta.

Harris, S. (2016, January 22-24) An Evening with Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz. Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney.

Harris, S. and M. Nawaz. (2015, October 6) Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue.Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Harris, S. (2015, September 14) Harvard, Kennedy Forum. A Conversation with Maajid Nawaz and Juliette Kayyem.

Harris, S. (2015, January 18) Can We Avoid a Digital Apocalypse? The Edge Annual Question 2015.

Harris, S. (2014, October 7) Harvard Humanist Community: A conversation with Greg Epstein.

Harris, S. (2014, October 6) Philadelphia Free Library: A conversation with Tamala Edwards.

Harris, S. (2014, October 2) Center for Inquiry. Portland:  A conversation with Tom Krattenmaker

Harris, S. (2014, October 1) Waking Up With Sam Harris. Seattle Townhall.

Harris, S. (2014, September 17) Waking Up With Sam Harris. San Francisco: The SF Jazz Center.

Harris, S. (2014, September 12) Waking Up With Sam Harris. New York: The TimesCenter.

Harris, S. (2014, September 10) Center for Inquiry. Washington DC: The Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University.

Harris, S. (2014, September 9) The Rubin Museum, New York: A conversation with Dan Harris.

Harris, S. (2014, September 9) Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Harris, S. (2014, September 7) Waking Up With Sam Harris. Los Angeles: The Skirball Cultural Center.

Harris, S. (2014, August 26) “Dead Babies Are Not an Argument.” (Commentary on Paul Bloom’s “Against Empathy”). Boston Review.

Harris, S. (2013, November 19) Lying (Revised hardcover edition). Four Elephants Press.

Harris, S. (2013, January 11) The Power of Bad Incentives. The Edge Annual Question 2013.

Harris, S. (2012, October 30) The Illusion of Free Will. Calgary: The Bon Mot Book Club.

Harris, S. (2012, October 29) The Illusion of Free Will. Vancouver: The Bon Mot Book Club.

Harris, S. (2012, September 28) The Illusion of Free Will. Sydney Opera House: The Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Harris, S. (2012, May 18) The Moral Landscape. Stanford University.

Harris, S. (2012, April 15) Death and the Present Moment. The Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne, Australia.

Harris, S. (2012, March 25) The Illusion of Free Will. Caltech, Pasadena.

Harris, S. (2012, March 6) Free WillNew York: Free Press.

Harris, S. (2012, March 5) The Illusion of Free Will. A lecture at Macky Concert Hall, Boulder, CO.

Harris, S. (2011, December 15) The Free Will Delusion. New Statesman.

Harris, S. (2011) Lying. (Kindle Single).

Douglas, P. K., Harris, S., Yuille, A., & Cohen, M. S. (2011, May 15) Performance comparison of machine learning algorithms and number of independent components used in fMRI decoding of belief vs. disbelief. Neuroimage. Volume 56, Issue 2, Pages 544-553.

Harris, S. (2011, April 16) The Moral Landscape. A conversation between Sam Harris and Ian McEwan. Cambridge Wordfest, Cambridge, UK.

Harris, S. (2011, April 13) The Moral Landscape. Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol, UK.

Harris, S. (2011, April 12) The Moral Landscape. A conversation between Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. Oxford, UK.

Harris, S. (2011, April 11). The Moral Landscape. Intelligence Squared, London.

Harris, S. (2011, April 8) The Moral Landscape, University of Chicago.

Harris, S. (2011, April 7) The God Debate: Sam Harris vs. William Lane Craig, Notre Dame University.

Harris, S. (2011, February 15) Is There an Afterlife? A conversation between Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Rabbi David Wolpe, and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson. American Jewish University, the Wadsworth Theater, Los Angeles.

Harris, S. (2010, January 29). A Response to Critics. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2011, January 19). We are Lost in Thought The Edge Annual Question 2011.

Harris, S. (2010, December 29). A New Year’s Resolution for the Rich. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2010, November 10).The Moral LandscapeUC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Harris, S. (2010, November 5). The Great Debate: Simon Blackburn, Patricia Churchland, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss, Steven Pinker, and Peter Singer. Origins Project at ASU, Tempe, AZ

Harris, S. (2010, October 27). The Moral Landscape, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Harris, S. (2010, October 24). The Moral Landscape, Caltech, Pasadena

Harris, S. (2010, October 21). The Moral Landscape, Center for Inquiry, Portland, OR

Harris, S. (2010, October 20). The Moral Landscape, Townhall, Seattle, WA.

Harris, S. (2010, October 17). The Moral LandscapeThe Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX.

Harris, S. (2010, October 15). The Moral Landscape, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Harris, S. and M. Oppenheimer. (2010, October 5-15). 22. “Religion: Sam Harris vs. Mark Oppenheimer.” The Economist.

Harris, S. (2010, October 14). The Moral Landscape, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Harris, S. (2010, October 12). The Moral Landscape, George Washington University, DC.

Harris, S. (2010, October 9). “Debate with Robert Wright.” Council for Secular Humanism: 30th Anniversary Conference, Los Angeles.

Harris, S. (2010, October 7).The Moral Landscape, Ethical Culture Society, NYC.

Harris, S. (2010, October 5).The Moral Landscape, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, NYC.

Harris, S. (2010, October 4). Can there be a science of good and evil. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2010, October 3). The Science of Good and Evil The Daily Beast.

Harris, S. (2010). The Moral Landscape. New York: Free Press.

Harris, S. (2010, August 24). Silence is not moderation The Washington Post.

Harris, S. (2010, August 13). What Obama Got Wrong About the Mosque The Daily Beast.

Harris, S. (2010, July 20-22). The New Science of Morality Edge Foundation Conference, Washington, CT.

Harris, S. (2010, May 10). Bringing the Vatican to Justice. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2010, May 6). Toward a Science of Morality. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2010, March 29). Moral confusion in the name of “science”. Project Reason.

Harris, S. (2010, March 14). Nighline, Face-Off: Does God Have A Future?. A debate at Caltech: Shermer & Harris vs. Chopra & Houston, Pasadena, CA.

Harris, S. (2010, February 11). Science Can Answer Moral Questions. TED 2010: What the World Needs Now, Long Beach, CA.

Harris, S. (2010, January 5). How Science Can Determine Human Values. Google. Santa Monica, CA.

Harris, S. (2010, January/February). Reply to Raymond Tallis. The New Humanist.

Harris, S. (2010, January/February). The God Fraud. Foreign Policy.

Harris, S. (2010, January 3). The Upload Has Begun. The Edge Annual Question 2010.

Harris, S. (2009) True Lie Detection. In J. Brockman. (Ed.), This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future.New York: Harper Perennial.

Harris, S. (2009, November 22). Reply to Stanislas

Harris, S. (2009, November 22). Reply to Nicholas WadeThe New York Times.

“Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, & Daniel Dennett vs. Dinesh D’Souza, Nassim Taleb, Robert Wright, & Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.” A debate, Ciudad de las Ideas. Puebla, Mexico, November 6-8.

Harris, S., Kaplan, J.T., Curiel, A., Bookheimer, S.Y., Iacoboni, M., Cohen, M.S. (2009, October 1) The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief. PLoS ONE 4(10): e7272.

Harris, S. (2009, August 5). The Strange Case of Francis Collins. Project Reason.

Harris, S. (2009, July 27). Science is In the Details. The New York Times.

Harris, S. & Ball, P. (2009, June 23). What should science do? Sam Harris vs. Phillip Ball.Project Reason.

Douglas PK, SB Harris, & MS Cohen (2009). Naïve Bayes Classification of Belief verses Disbelief using Event Related Neuroimaging Data. Abstract presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. San Francisco (June 19).

Harris, S. (2009, Feb. 5). It’s All True: A Response to the Edge Discussion of Jerry Coyne’s ‘Seeing and Believing’

Harris, S. (2009). Optimizing our design. In J. Brockman. (Ed.), What Have You Changed Your Mind About? New York: Harper Perennial.

Harris, S. (2009, January 1). True Lie Detection. The Edge Annual Question 2009.

Harris, S. (2008, Oct. 4) Can we ever be right about right and wrong? Beyond Belief: Candles in the Dark, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, October 3-6, 2008.

Harris, S. (2008, Sept. 20). In Defense of Elitism (published as: When Atheists Attack: A noted provocateur rips Sarah Palin—and defends elitism). Newsweek.

Harris, S. (2008, Sept. 9). Brain Science and Human

Harris, S. (2008, Sept. 3) Palin: When Average Isn’t Good EnoughThe Los Angeles Times.

Harris, S. (2008, July 4). The Boundaries of Belief. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S., (2008, May 5) Losing Our Spines to Save Our NecksThe Huffington Post.

Harris, S., (2008, March 21) What Barack Obama Could Not (and Should Not) SayThe Huffington Post.

Harris, S., Sheth, S.A., Cohen, M.S. (2008). Functional neuroimaging of belief, disbelief, and uncertainty. Annals of Neurology63(2), 141-147.

Harris, S. (2008, January 1). Mother Nature is Not Our Friend. The Edge Annual Question 2008.

Harris, S. (2007). We are making moral progress. In J. Brockman. (Ed.), What Are You Optimistic About? New York: Harper Perennial.

Harris, S. (2007). In the Shadow of God. In C. Hitchens (Ed.), The Portable Atheist. New York: Da Capo Press.

Harris, S. (2007, November 28) Response to Paul C.

Harris, S. “The Case Against God.” The Leadership Gathering, Austin, Texas. November 16, 2007

Harris, S (in debate with Rabbi D. Wolpe). “Does God Exist?” A debate at the American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 2007

Harris, S. (2007, November) “God-Drunk Society.” The Atlantic Monthly.

Harris, S. “Closing Remarks.” Beyond Belief: Enlightenment 2.0, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, October 31-November 2, 2007.

Harris, S. (2007, October 29). Response to Theodore Dalrymple. City Journal.

Harris, S. (2007, October 28). Secularism and the Power of ConversationOn Secularism: A Round Table.

Harris, S. & Rushdie, S. (2007, October 9). Ayaan Hirsi Ali: abandoned to fanatics. The Los Angeles Times.

Harris, S. (2007, October 8). Response to My Fellow ‘Atheists.’

Harris, S (in debate with Prof. M. Sandel). “Religion in American Society: Threat or Necessity?” A debate at Pomona College, Pomona, CA, October 4, 2007.

Harris, S. (2007, October 2). The Problem with Atheism. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. “The Problem with Atheism.” Atheists Alliance Conference, Washington, DC, September 28, 2007.

Harris, S. (2007, September 27). Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. (2007, September 12). Response to Jonathan Haidt.

Harris, S. (2007, August 29). The Sacrifice of Reason. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. (2007, August 23) Scientists should unite against threat from religion. Nature 448, 864.PDF

Harris, S. “Believing the Unbelievable: The Clash of Faith and Reason in the Modern World.” Aspen Ideas Festival, the Aspen Institute, Aspen, CO, July 4th, 2007.

Harris, S. (2007, June 26). In Defense of Witchcraft. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2007, May 29). Response to Chris Hedges. TruthDig.

Harris, S. (in debate with C. Hedges & R. Scheer). “The TruthDig Debate: Religion, Politics, and the End of the World.” A debate at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA, May 22nd, 2007.

Harris, S. (2007, April 18). The Empty Wager. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. “The Problem of Faith.” A lecture at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, April 11th, 2007

Harris, S., Warren, R. & Meacham, J. (2007, April 9). God Debate: Sam Harris v. Rick Warren. Newsweek.

Harris, S. (2007, March 15). God’s Dupes. The Los Angeles Times.

Harris, S. (2007, February/March). Beyond the Believers. Free Inquiry.

Harris, S. (in debate with R. Aslan). “Debate at the Los Angeles Public Library.” Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2007 (broadcast on CSPAN-2).

Harris, S. (2007, January 19). God’s Hostages. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. (2007, January 6). Selfless Consciousness Without Faith. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. & Sullivan, A. (2007, January 1-May 3). Is Religion Built Upon Lies? Beliefnet Debate.

Harris, S. (2007, January) Reply to B. Alan Wallace. Shambhala Sun.

Harris, S. (2007, January 1). We are Making Moral Progress. The Edge Annual Question 2007.

Harris, S. (2006, December 29). God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends.Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. (2006, December 24). 10 myths—and10 truths—About Atheism. The Los Angeles Times.

Harris, S. (2006, December 6). Reply to Nicholas D. Kristof. The New York Times.

Harris, S. (2006). Letter to a Christian Nation. New York: Knopf.

Harris, S. (2006). Science must destroy religion. In J. Brockman (Ed.), What is Your Dangerous Idea? New York: Simon and Schuster.

Harris, S. (2006). “Killing the Buddha.” In M. McLeod, M. (Ed.). Mindful Politics. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Harris, S. Untitled Lecture. The Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, Harvard University, November 18, 2006.

Harris, S. & Prager, D. (2006, November 16-21). Why Are Atheists So Angry?

Harris, S. (2006, November 29). Reply to Scott Atran. Beyond Belief: The Debate Continues.

Harris, S. (2006, November 16). Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World. Washington Post / Newsweek: On Faith.

Harris, S. (2006, November 13). The Case Against Faith. Newsweek (Cover Article).

Harris, S. Two untitled lectures. Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason, and Survival, the Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, November 5-7, 2006.

Harris, S. Untitled lecture. The Atlantic Ideas Tour. San Francisco, October 28th, 2006.

Harris, S. (2006, October 22). Do we really need bad reasons to be good? The Boston Globe.

Harris, S. “The Problem with Religion.” University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, October 19th, 2006.

Harris, S. Untitled lecture and panel discussion. The Skeptic’s Society, Caltech, Pasadena, CA. October 8th, 2006.

Harris, S. Untitled lecture. The Freedom from Religion Foundation Conference, San Francisco, CA, October 6th, 2006.

Harris, S. & McTernan, O. “Sam Harris in conversation with Oliver McTernan.”  The New York Public Library, NY, September 25th, 2006

Harris, S. (2006, September 18). Head-in-the-Sand Liberals. The Los Angeles Times.

Harris, S. (2006, September 16). ‘God’s Rottweiler’ Barks. TruthDig.

Harris, S. (2006, August 15). The Language of Ignorance. TruthDig.

Harris, S. (2006, June/July). Reply to a Christian. Free Inquiry.

Harris, S. (2006-). Response to Controversy.

Harris, S. (2006, April/May). The Myth of Secular Moral Chaos. Free Inquiry.

Harris, S. (2006, Spring). Ode to Reason. The Harvard International Review.PDF

Harris, S. (2006, March 12). Reply to Leon Wieseltier. The New York Times.

Harris, S. (2006, March). Killing the Buddha. Shambhala Sun.PDF

Harris, S. (2006, February 16). Where Are the Moderate Muslims? The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2006, February 7). The Reality of Islam. TruthDig.

Harris, S. (2006, February 2). A Contemplative Science. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. “What If There is No God?” A Weekend Seminar, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, January 27th-29th, 2006.

Harris, S. (2006, January 1). Science Must Destroy ReligionThe Edge Annual Question 2006.

Harris, S. (2005, December 7). An Atheist Manifesto. TruthDig.

Harris, S. (2005, December). Selling Out Science. Free Inquiry.

Harris, S. (2005, October 11). Bombing Our Illusions II. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2005, October 10). Bombing Our Illusions. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2005, October 6). There is No God (And You Know It). The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2005, October/November). Rational Mysticism. Free Inquiry.

Harris, S. (2005, August 2). The Politics of Ignorance. The Huffington Post.

Harris, S. (2005).Belief is a content-independent process. In J. Brockman (Ed.), What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today’s Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty.London: Free Press.

Harris, S. (2005). Experiments in consciousness. In M. McLeod (Ed.) The Best Buddhist Writing 2005. Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Harris, S. “On Belief.” Conference on Epistemology, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, December 11-13, 2005.

Harris, S. “The View from the End of the World.” The Long Now Foundation, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2005

Harris, S. “Religion, Terror, and Self-Transcendence.” The Ethical Culture Society and the Center for Inquiry, New York, NY, November 16, 2005 (broadcast on CSPAN-2)

Harris, S. “The Scientific Examination of Religion.” Toward a New Enlightenment. Council for Secular Humanism: 25th Anniversary Conference, Amherst, New York, October 29, 2005.

Harris, S. “The Problem of Belief.” The Pop!Tech Conference 2005: Grand Challenges, Camden, Maine, October 19-22, 2005.

Harris, S. “Killing the Buddha.” The Buddhist Response to Violence, The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, MA, September 11, 2005.

Harris, S. Panel discussions. The 2005 Mind and Life Summer Research Institute. Garrison Institute, Garrison, New York. June 26-July 2, 2005.

Harris, S. “The End of Faith.” The Idea City Conference, Toronto, June 24, 2005

Harris, S. “The Nature of Belief.” Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2005

Harris, S. (2005, March 19). The Virus of Religious Moderation. The Times (London). PDF

Harris, S. (2005, January). Who Needs Religious Moderation? Playboy.

Harris, S. (2005, January). Why Religion is a Dangerous Myth. The Dubliner.

Harris, S. (2005, January 1). Belief is a content-independent process. The Edge Annual Question 2005.

Harris, S. & Cohen, M.S. “The functional neuroanatomy of the belief.” Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 25, 2004.

Harris, S. (2004, August 15). Holy Terror. The Los Angeles Times.

Harris, S. (2004). The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. New York: W.W. Norton.

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