Sam Harris

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Sam Harris

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Wed May 30, 2018 10:09 pm

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On episode #45 of Waking Up, recorded in 2016, Harris explained why he believes escaping identity politics is important. “If you’re reasoning honestly about facts, then the color of your skin is irrelevant,” he said. “The religion of your parents is irrelevant. Whether you’re gay or straight is irrelevant. Your identity is irrelevant. In fact, if you’re talking about reality, its character can’t be predicated on who you happen to be. That’s what it means to be talking about reality.”


https://quillette.com/2018/05/28/sam-ha ... le-colour/
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Re: Sam Harris

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:32 pm

You pay a price for discussing taboo topics, but it's important to address them:
".......I think for instance Jordan and Douglas are both far more concerned about the importance of maintaining quote “Judeo-Christian values” and think it’s the historical and religious underpinnings of our civilisation that are somehow put in peril by secularism and multiculturalism and other modern trends. And I have some of the same concerns about values and politics that they do but I have, as I think you know, very little concern that jettisoning Christianity and Judaism will undermine our values. So I don’t think our values are anchored to religion in the way that they seem to. But I think that will be an interesting conversation to have........"
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 24416.html
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