Category Archives: sam harris

And we are here as on a darkling plain…

The situation for gays in Eastern Europe is getting worse, and we’re nowhere near the end of it, as can be seen from this article, which describes the growing homophobia in Latvia, Poland and Russia.( See my posts below, Protecting … Continue reading

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Assertion without evidence

Sam Harris, in The End of Faith, quotes a rather useful dictum of Christopher Hitchens: “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence”. Worth remembering when men in frocks blather on about natural law.

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Revealed truths 3

This comes from The End of Faith, by Sam Harris: When the members of the ‘Heaven’s Gate’ cult failed to spot the spacecraft they knew must be trailing the comet Hale-Bopp, they returned the $4,000 telescope they had bought for … Continue reading

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