Monday, May 11, 2015
Sam Harris vs Noam Chomsky, An Abortive Conversation
Harris published the emails of his recent attempt to converse with Chomsky. This is a very interesting read, and contrary to the title of this article, it appears to me that Chomsky comes out quite poorly. Harris acquitted himself better than I expected. But the final analysis is that the egos of the Public Atheists seem to prevent any accommodation of contrary thought, even the thoughts of other Public Atheists. At least that is true of Chomsky, whose responses border on unintelligible at points, but in general thinks that the USA constantly does evil to the rest of the world.