Sam Harris

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In 2016, Jordan Peterson released a series of Professor Against Political Correctness on YouTube which made him a very divisive figure.

In July 2018, after much chasing of his publisher, I managed to get an interview with polarising professor and “rock star intellectual” Jordan Peterso(...)

‘Why do prominent scientists such as Richard Dawkins still campaign to replace religion with science?’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It has long been predicted that religion will wither away as science spreads globally. This prediction has failed to come true, however, as outlined b(...)

‘Whether there is free will is not the sort of thing we can tell by looking,’ says philosopher Michael Rush.

Science and philosophy have had a strained relationship in recent times. Their roles resemble that of a wide-eyed child and her grumpy uncle. Each tim(...)

Children prepare for a nativity play: “Religion is filled with fantastical superheroes and stories.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Many of us have been there in darker moments: You hadn’t crossed the threshold of a church in ages but suddenly you find yourself starting a conversat(...)

Jordan Peterson: neither a Christ figure nor a sexist, transphobic, tyrannical Antichrist. Photograph: James Forde

Until recently the name of Dr Jordan Peterson will have been familiar to very few Irish people. But, on social media at least, the Canadian professor (...)

Canadian author and acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan B Peterson: has a poet’s (or Jungian psychologist’s) appreciation of the beauty and utility of story, music, art and transcendence, but is not a believer in the conventional sense.  Photograph: James Forde

Jordan B Peterson, a controversial Canadian professor of psychology, spoke in Dublin this week. He held a public conversation in the 3Arena with Sam H(...)

The  Alcor Life Extension Foundation, which stores “cephalons”, or frozen heads and other body parts, ready for hopeful reanimation. Photograph: Laura Segall/New YorkTimes

Mark O’Connell has spent the past few years meeting people who want to upload their minds to robots and never die. He has visited warehouses filled wi(...)

Fighting fascism on Twitter is not what the International Brigades foresaw when they marched to Spain in the 1930s. Photograph:  Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

“If you’re on the right, you’re evil, you’re racist, you’re stupid – you are a basket of deplorables. How do you think people are going to vote if you(...)

Astrology: a tool for interpreting the world? Illustration: Thinkstock

A time traveller from Jesus’s day would be shocked at what has happened to the discipline of astrology. Once ranked as a serious science, it is now a(...)

‘The New Atheists – Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins (above) and Christopher Hitchens – have become immensely popular in the last decade through a series of blistering attacks on religion.’  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The New Atheists – Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens – have become immensely popular in the past decade through a series of blister(...)