“Sam Harris gives a lecture about the dangers of believing things without requiring evidence. Faith is commonly known as a virtue among religious people but Sam Harris argues that taboos left unquestioned can lead to unnecessary suffering of human beings.”
01) Embrace Your Inner Child at Japan’s Site of Reversible Destiny
“Nestled in the side of Japan’s Yoro Mountains is a park plucked straight out of Wonderland. Filled with mind-bending sculptures and intricate labyrinths meant to challenge perceptions, the space is one part theme park and one part art installation. Visitors are encouraged to approach the site with the mindset of a child: to climb, be curious and discover different perspectives. Step through the looking glass and explore with us.”
01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #78 – Persuasion and Control (with Zeynep Tufekci)
“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Zeynep Tufekci about “surveillance capitalism,” the Trump campaign’s use of Facebook, AI-enabled marketing, the health of the press, Wikileaks, ransomware attacks, and other topics.
Zeynep Tufekci is a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times, associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science, and a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She is the author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.”