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Ask Sam Harris Anything 2 Full Unedited Video

The Thinking Atheist Podcast 203: I'm Offended

Rationally Speaking 126 - Preston Bost on Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers

RS126 - Preston Bost on Crazy Beliefs, Sane Believers
Release date: January 25, 2015


Can it be rational to believe conspiracy theories? On this episode of Rationally Speaking, Julia and Massimo welcome Prof. Preston Bost, a professor of psychology at Wabash College who investigates what kinds of people latch onto conspiracy theories, and why. The three discuss evolutionary reasons for conspiracy theories' appeal, and ask: how do you determine whether a belief is "rational," anyway?
Preston's picks:  http://conspiracypsychology.com/and "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"

The Blind Watchmaker, by Richard Dawkins

After Charlie Hebdo and Other Thoughts - Sam Harris

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/after-charlie-hebdo-and-other-thoughts

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

Peter Singer: "The Ethics of What We Eat"

Ask Sam Harris Anything #1

Honor King’s Legacy by Protecting Voting Rights | The Nation

Letter to a Young Army Ranger | The Nation

Here’s why the “War on Terror” is not your battle.

FRONTLINE - Stickup Kid

FRONTLINE tells the story of Alonza Thomas -- sent to adult prison in California at the age of 16 -- and how spending more than a decade behind bars impacted him.