Episode Number: 641
Episode Guest: Sam Harris
Original Airdate: April 29, 2015
Episode Sponsors: ZipRecruiter, LegalZoom, Onnit
Guest Bio: Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape. His latest book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion is available now.
Topics Discussed: Jon Jones car accident talk; Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor; believing in yourself; fighters getting older; Vitor Belfort; testosterone; fighters and head trauma; bare knuckle fighting; downside of wearing gloves in combat sports; other sports and traumatic brain injury; Jon Jones and traumatic brain injury; impulse control and TBI; moral luck concept; kids rob RT reporter live on camera; growing up with a bad family life; mob behavior; Among the Thugs book; social license; mentality of soldiers; trench warfare; World War I truce; post 911 America; Pat Tillman; Afghanistan and Al-Qaeda; Abby Martin’s thoughts on Sam; Sam responds to Abby’s comments about intent; talk about war and death in Iraq; iraqbodycount.org; The Better Angels of Our Nature book by Steven Pinker; did we kill two million people in Iraq; Sam responds to Abby’s claim that the US’s main export is arms; intent behind actions of the US; what makes Middle East countries hate the US; oil dependency; Jihadi John; why do people from first world countries join ISIS; natural contrarians; radical Islam; jihad; Mohammed did exactly what ISIS is doing; Islam and sex slaves; Charlie Hebdo aftermath; Trey Parker and Matt Stone mocking religion; fear of Islam; Fairphone; labor laws; how Sam would fix the world; The Innocence of Muslims video; free speech; oil dependency; Muslim immigrants in western Europe; artificial intelligence; Elon Musk’s thoughts on AI; artificial general intelligence; fears related to AGI; what would happen to humans; uploading consciousness; Superintelligence book by Nick Bostrom; Unabomber’s thoughts on technology; The Net Unabomber documentary; Ted Kaczynski LSD experiments; psychedelics; dealing with debates and arguments.
My Thoughts: I really have no interest in this guy, politics, what’s going on in the Middle East, or his feud with Abby Martin. If you do, you’ll enjoy this episode.
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