Sam Harris is a challenging figure for me - his perspectives do not feel consistent or, rather, I struggle with my sense of moral inconsistency in his writings. It's hard for me to reconcile the man who believes in torture and racial profiling with the man who has had a long-term meditation practice and whose next book seeks to revive the word spiritual in a non-New Age context.
I guess these are simply my issues - he is what he is.
A Celebration of Reason - 2012 Global Atheist Convention
13-15th April - Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre
Presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia
Sam Harris is a Co-Founder and CEO of Project Reason, a non-profit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.