Posted inGeneral

Can Scientific Data Be Divorced From Broader Cultural Context?

Reading Time: 7 minutes This week’s episode of Sam Harris’ Waking Up Podcast featured a fairly contentious conversation with Ezra Klein. While the conversation included a range of focuses, from my perspective there were two foundational cruces of disagreement. The first of which was over the ability to have a discussion of scientific data absent the broader context of […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, Politics

Sam Harris on Trump – Spot On

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is another must listen. Sam Harris nails it on Trump. This should start at the right moment- but the player is playing up. Go to about 5m19. The section I am talking about is the bit before Harris talks about the recent killings in Orlando and Trump’s reaction to that. [youtube][/youtube]

Posted inPhilosophy

Dennett, Harris and Free Will

Reading Time: < 1 minute For those who have been unaware of the fascinating conversation between Dan Dennett and Sam Harris in a bar in Banff, here it is. It seeks to bury the hatchet and clear things up over the disagreement that took place a few years ago with regard to Dennett’s review of Harris’ book, and Harris’ subsequent […]

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