LINK: Michael Ruse: Little Value in New Harris Book

“Poor scholarship, ad hominem attacks and an obsession with religion are not the hallmarks of a solid argument.”

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About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02487990587362445908 Ash

    Some people are liking the book, although I haven't yet read it myself…

    "This essay is quite brilliant. (I was hoping it would be, so I wouldn't have to lie.) I honestly loved it from beginning to end. LYING is the most thought-provoking read of the year." –Ricky Gervais

    "In this brief but illuminating work, Sam Harris applies his characteristically calm and sensible logic to a subject that affects us all–the human capacity to lie. And by the book's end, Harris compels you to lead a better life because the benefits of telling the truth far outweigh the cost of lies–to yourself, to others, and to society." –Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

    "Harris’ work in 'Lying' does provide an excellent exposition on the process and potential negative outcomes of untruthfulness. I read the work as one of sincerity on the part of the author." –David I Orenstein, http://bit.ly/ot7RyQ

    "Despite Harris being a PhD in neuroscience who sometimes tackles challenging topics, his writing never flies above the reader’s head. He explains every conundrum, conflict and topic with engaging with and a droll sense of humor that makes reading his books a pure pleasure. Lying is no exception." –http://bit.ly/mUUdJR

    "After reading this book, I really do feel inspired to try Harris's experiment of avoiding all lies (even white ones). I do think that perhaps Sam Harris may be a little naïve when it comes to Nazis searching for Jews in the attic, but how often do we really have to deal with ethical dilemmas such as this one anyway. All in all, it is well worth the $2 price tag." –Staks Rosch, http://exm.nr/rrfUuG


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