Sam Harris

Sam Harris

Neurologist, Neuroscientist, Author, Writer

The Sam Harris keynotes attempt to examine the broad and complex origins of various religions. Harris believes that the term "religion" is misleading as it encompasses a vast range of practices, traditions and customs all with contrasting perspectives, including perspectives on violence and science.

His degree in philosophy from Stanford University and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California give Harris a unique perspective as both a philosopher and a scientist. As the co-founder and CEO of Project Reason, an organization aimed at disseminating secular values and scientific information, Harris is well-versed and possessive of expertise in both science and religion. Harris has authored numerous New York Times bestsellers that discuss the subject of religion including 'The End of Faith,' which won the '2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction,' and 'The Moral Landscape.'

In conjunction with his books, his writing has been published in over 15 languages and featured in 'Scientific American,' 'The New York Times,' and 'The Economist.' With an approach that suggests religion is a failed science and is doomed to fail both ethical and spiritual argument, the Sam Harris keynotes are controversial, but equally thought-provoking, faith-based discussions.

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