The View From The End Of The World with Sam Harris.
With gentle demeanor and tight argument, Sam Harris carried an overflow audience into the core of one of the crucial issues of our time: What makes some religions lethal? How do they employ aggressive irrationality to justify threatening and controlling non-believers as well as believers? What should be our response?- The Long Now Foundation
Sam Harris is an American non-fiction author, and CEO of Project Reason. He received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA, and is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions, along with a variety of contemplative disciplines, for twenty years. He is a proponent of scientific skepticism and is the author of The End of Faith (2004), which won the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award, Letter to a Christian Nation (2006), a rejoinder to criticism of his first book, and The Moral Landscape (2010).
Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, argues that by denying contraception during the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the Catholic Church acted unethically and irresponsibly.
@Lori: Sorry you're experiencing technical issues. I'm not familiar with any bugs that would be causing that particular error message to pop-up, but I suspect the issue is being caused by one of two things (or both):
1. Try updating your browser to the most recent version.
2. Be sure you're using the most recent version of Flash: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Give that and try and let me know if you're still receiving the error message.
I am new to this site, and very excited about it. Unfortunately, (I am on a Mac) every video I click on delivers me this message: TypeError: Result of expression 'a.switch_to_clip' [undefined] is not a function. , and I am unable to view anything at all. Advice? Suggestions? Is this a Mac thing? Thanks in advance for your help.
The presentation Q/A was cut short. I have listened to an audio version of this talk on youtube, and at least one more interesting question was asked that was deleted here.
Excellent presentation in any event. Thanks for offering this.
I really like the site, but I, too, have noticed, sadly, that many of the videos stop before finishing and will not advance no matter what I try -- I hope the bugs get worked out since the rich content here is very good. Obviously the work of the devil (joke).
Very interesting. During the question session at the end he talked about getting thousands of emails. How awesome and completely horrible at the same time. A great feelings when you see your inbox but the trouble to read each email must be taxing. I'm sure he has staff that help out a great deal but wow. Great lecture though.