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Have Archetype — Will Travel: The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

In Science Salon # 148, Michael Shermer reflects on the recent resurrection of Jordan Peterson, the resurgent criticism of him and why so many people attack him, why similar such unwarranted attacks have been made against other public intellectuals.

eSkeptic for December 20, 2017

In this week’s eSkeptic Seth Andrews recounts how he became a card-carrying skeptic; Science Salons 15 and 16 are now available to watch for free online; Sam Harris and Michael Shermer will dialogue live in Austin, TX, in March.

15-02-04

Rent Sam Harris’ “Waking Up” on Vimeo On Demand; Read Insights on Shakespeare, ghosts, and the Simpsons; Hear Bill Nye on Skepticality; mark your calendar for Shermer lecture on The Moral Arc at Caltech

“Proof of Heaven”?

Donald Prothero explains that while Dr. Eben Alexander claims that he visited heaven while in a coma, awkward details cast serious doubt on his story.

14-09-10

In this week’s eSkeptic, Sigfried Gold reviews Sam Harris’s new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion.

12-04-04

In this week’s eSkeptic, we present Robert Sheaffer’s rebuttal to George Michael’s review of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record that we published in last week’s eSkeptic. This rebuttal, republished here with permission, originally appeared on April 2, 2012 in Sheaffer’s blog Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The Universe.

Sam Harris on “Free Will”

Sam Harris demonstrates — with great intellectual ferocity and panache — that free will is an inherently flawed and incoherent concept, even in subjective terms. If he is right, his book “Free Will” will radically change the way we view ourselves as human beings.

12-01-25

In this week’s eSkeptic, we present Peter Moon’s interview with Michael Shermer on why people believe weird things. This interview first appeared in Portuguese in the magazine ÉPOCA on January 16, 2012. Thank you to Michael Silva for translating the interview.

11-02-02

In this week’s eSkeptic Massimo Pigliucci reviews Sam Harris’ latest book The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values.

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

In this lecture, recorded on October 24, 2010 for The Skeptics Society’s Distinguished Science Lecture Series, Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge.

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