Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Times of London, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Annals of Neurology, and elsewhere. He is a cofounder and CEO of Project Reason, a nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA.

Parental Injustice

Taking candy from children, and then laughing at their tears—as Jimmy Kimmel has been doing for three years on his show—is morally not OK.

As protests continue in the Middle East, Sam Harris deplores the fact that he can mock Mormonism without fear of death but can’t do the same for Islam without risk.

How can we make sense of our lives, and hold people accountable for their choices, given the unconscious origins of our conscious minds?