A mayoral election brings winds of change to a one-time cult stronghold. Read more

When I wrote about the downfall of Lawrence Krauss last month, I said that his case would be a precedent for the next time this happens, “and there will be a next time, I have no doubt of that”. I just wasn’t expecting it to be so soon: Last night, the American Atheists Board of Directors voted to terminate David Silverman as President of American Atheists. …On April 10, 2018, the Board of Directors placed President David Silverman on leave… Read more

Depression, weakness, compassion, and other emotions we should never feel. Read more

The religious right has a long history of trying to shelter followers from contrary opinions for their own good. Read more

Teachers’ strikes sweep the red states, and why Republican hostility to education goes beyond mere callous neglect. Read more

The Fountainhead, part 2, chapter 10 Before we move on, I want to say some more about the Enright House, whose ribbon-cutting was earlier in this chapter. Its physical description, which is a stew of metaphors about rock crystals combined with uncomfortably religious and/or sexual language, is almost impossible to picture – but its purpose is clear. Rand says that Roger Enright wanted to build an apartment building, with each unit complete and isolated like an expensive private home… In… Read more

This week, I’m appearing in Edmonton, Canada for a double-header event with Andrew Murtagh. We’ll be discussing our book Meta, and exploring the clash between our respective religious and atheist worldviews, in a friendly, freewheeling debate. Come see the spectacle of a philosophically inclined Christian and a secular humanist disagreeing politely while remaining friends! Each presentation will be followed by audience Q&A. If past experience is any guide, this part will be the liveliest of the evening, and the questions… Read more

Trust is the key to building a prosperous, efficient society with a strong safety net. Read more

• First up, don’t forget – I’ll be at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada on April 5 and 6 with Andrew Murtagh, speaking about our new book Meta, a dialogue between atheist and Christian worldviews. If you live in the area, come out for a night of friendly debate and stimulating conversation! • Sam Harris gave a sympathetic and friendly interview to Charles Murray, a conservative intellectual who argues that black people are genetically destined to be less… Read more

When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less. Read more

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