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#207 — Can We Pull Back From The Brink?

Can We Pull Back From The Brink? Podcast Transcript

In this episode of the podcast, Sam discusses the recent social protests and civil unrest, in light of what we know about racism and police violence in America. This is a transcript of a recorded podcast. * * * Welcome to the Making Sense podcast… This is Sam Harris. OK…. Well, I’ve been trying to … Continued

A Personal Note

Dear Making Sense and Waking Up subscribers— Those of you who have been listening to my podcast or following me on Twitter know that I’m quite worried about the emerging coronavirus pandemic. Barring some extraordinarily good luck, I believe that we have some very rough months ahead of us. Health concerns aside, it now seems … Continued

A few thoughts on the implosion of Pangburn Philosophy

As many of you know, the Day of Reflection conference, scheduled for November 17 in NYC, has been cancelled, and some hundreds of ticket holders are now left seeking refunds. I was forced to pull out of this event nearly two months ago and have said very little about it since. Now that Travis Pangburn has … Continued

Sam Harris New York Times

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web By Bari Weiss

Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re in a dangerous place if … Continued

Ezra Klein: Editor-at-Large

In April of 2017, I published a podcast with Charles Murray, coauthor of the controversial (and endlessly misrepresented) book The Bell Curve. These are the most provocative claims in the book: Human “general intelligence” is a scientifically valid concept. IQ tests do a pretty good job of measuring it. A person’s IQ is highly predictive … Continued

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