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Are the 76ers Killing Philadelphia's NBA Appetite?

PHILADELPHIA — With the blessing of principal owner Joshua Harris, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has embraced one of the most aggressive rebuilds in NBA history. But in a city where delayed gratification is a foreignShow More Summary

Atheist Sam Harris Attacks Accomplished NIH Scientist Dr. Francis Collins for Being Christian

theist author and activist Sam Harris has taken aim at the head of the National Institutes of Health, arguing that he's an example of an intelligent person pushing religion.

Atheist Sam Harris rips the head of the National Institute of Health for pushing religious ‘bullsht’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Neuroscientist Sam Harris had some harsh words for one of the nation’s top scientists during a recent podcast. The outspoken atheist said that Francis Collins, the current head of the National Institute of Health and the former director of the international Human Genome Project, was an...

Win a Secular-Themed Art Print for the Holiday Season

If you're still looking for a gift to get that special heathen this holiday season, these art prints featuring the quotations of people like Carl Sagan, Sam Harris, and Neil deGrasse Tyson are pretty sweet:

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology

Islam Is Not The Problem

I was appalled by Bill Mahers and Sam Harris' coverage of Islam and terrorism several weeks ago. I am appalled as someone who is not a Muslim, rather someone who is an atheist and does not believe in a higher power. I am not a religious...Show More Summary

Reza Aslan Claims Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris Are 'New Atheists,' Don't Represent True Atheism

Reza Aslan, author of the controversial nonfiction work "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," said in a recent column that atheist public figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Bill Maher don't accurately represent atheism.

Reza Aslan: Sam Harris and “New Atheists” aren’t new, aren’t even atheists

EXCLUSIVE: Renowned scholar calls Harris, Dawkins anti-theists, and as dogmatic, fundamentalist as true believers

A Review of Sam Harris’s new book "Waking Up: A guide to spirituality without religion"

A Few Words Upfront: I had Sam’s new book lounging around downlist on my Kindle when I read Chris Dierkes’s strident objection to The Great Sam in his Soul Interpreter blog. The (usually) Great NellaLou, who blogs Smiling Buddha Cabaret,...Show More Summary

Why This Pakistani Blogger Called Ben Affleck a Stifler

Last month, Be Affleck and Bill Maher -- joined at a roundtable by Sam Harris, Nicholas Kristof, and Michael Steele -- fiercely battled the merits of Islam. At its core, it demonstrated how we can't even agree on whether there's a problem...Show More Summary

Enlightenment Values

The whole point of this poorly argued, logic chopping article by Andrew Brown in The Guardian seems to lie in the penultimate paragraph where he claims that Sam Harris is on some kind of par with Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao. Which...Show More Summary

Criticizing an Idea

The primary defense that Bill Maher and Sam Harris use against the charge of bigotry against their assertions against Islam is that it is permissible to criticize an idea. "Islam is an idea, not a race." Well, yes. That's true. However, not all criticisms of ideas are equal. Show More Summary

Harry Styles May Have Just Revealed He’s Bisexual

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Harry Styles of One Direction has had his fair share of gay rumors, and he doesn’t seem to care one bit. In fact, it’s almost like he wants people to question him. There’s the Michael Sam jersey, that kiss with James Corden and all sorts of interpretable behavior. The uncertainty has even led to some amazing arguments […]

Harris to Zakaria: 'Islam Has Been Spread by the Sword for Over 1,000 Years'

Sunday morning on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Zakaria hosted author Sam Harris for a follow-up discussion about Harris’ appearance last month on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where Harris had said that “Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas.” “Clearly Islam has a problem today,” Zakaria said. Show More Summary

Sam Harris: It’s not about politics — ‘Islam was spread by the sword for 1,000 years’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On Sunday, Fareed Zakaria spoke to Sam Harris, the CEO of Project Reason, about recent claims of his concerning Islam. “On Bill Maher’s HBO show,” Zakaria began, Harris said that “‘Islam at the moment is the mother lode of bad ideas.’ He went on to say that more...

Upstarts to watch: The women’s startup maven, the energy drink entrepreneur, and the co-working cofounder

U pstarts profiled in the pages of the Business Journals who caught our eye: Sam Levin, who's leveraged relationships at Oracle to grow his business; Donna Harris, the co-founder of hot Washington co-working space 1776; Ari Horie, who...Show More Summary

How 'Star Search' Champ Sam Harris Hid His Sexuality In The '80s: 'It Was Messed Up' (VIDEO)

Before "The Voice" and "American Idol," there was "Star Search." Celebrities like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears all appeared on the classic talent competition back in the '80s -- and, as many know, they lost. It was a...Show More Summary

Neo-Atheism Attacks: Thoughts on Cenk Uygur / Sam Harris Discussion on Religious Violence in Islam

Background The latest round of neo-atheist criticisms leveled at our faith that have gone viral in past weeks have come from comedian Bill Maher and neuroscientist Sam Harris while the most prominent responses have come from Reza Aslan,...Show More Summary

Book Club: Waking Up The Buddha

Our first installment of reader commentary on Sam Harris’ Waking Up addressed the question of the self’s existence – or lack thereof. More emails along those lines here and here. Many of the following do the same, while offering clarifications and critiques from a Buddhist perspective. The first reader emphasizes the practical effects of rejecting […]

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