Part one of a two-part dialogue between the best-selling authors Robert Wright and Sam Harris.
Robert Wright is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Evolution of God. His previous books include The Moral Animal: Evolutionary Psychology and Everyday Life and Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny. Wright has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has taught philosophy at Princeton and religion at Penn, and is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and co-founder and editor in chief of Bloggingheads.tv.
Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The End of Faith (winner of the 2005 Pen Award for Non-fiction), Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. His writing has been published in over fifteen languages. He is co-founder and CEO of The Reason Project, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society.
The session was chaired by Ronald A. Lindsay, President and CEO of the Council for Secular Humanism and the Center for Inquiry.
On October 9, 2010, the Council for Secular Humanism presented its 30th anniversary conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. This dialogue was the conference’s keynote event.
Episode 80 - Where Should Seculars Stand Today and Tomorrow on Questions of Religion and Belief? P.1