Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Prayers Have Been Answered

Sam Harris emailed me! Not only did he email me, he wanted to share something exciting with me - The Reason Project.

I had been praying 5 times a day, facing towards Sam Harris' house, that he'd send me an email telling me that he'd finally launched the Reason Project. My prayers have been answered and my knees will now get a chance to heal.

I could try to explain what the reason project is but, instead, I'll just copy it from their "about" page.

The Reason Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. Drawing on the talents of the most prominent and creative thinkers across a wide range of disciplines, The Reason Project seeks to encourage critical thinking and wise public policy through a variety of interrelated projects. The foundation will convene conferences, produce films, sponsor scientific studies and opinion polls, publish original research, award grants to other charitable organizations, and offer material support to religious dissidents and public intellectuals — all with the purpose of eroding the influence of dogmatism, superstition, and bigotry in our world.

If that isn't cool enough, their advisory board includes: Clifford S. Asness, Peter Atkins, Jerry Coyne, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Brent Forrester, Rebecca Goldstein, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Hitchens, Lawrence Krauss, Harold Kroto, Bill Maher, Ian McEwan, Steven Pinker, Salman Rushdie, Ryan Scott, Lee M. Silver, J. Craig Venter, Ibn Warraq, and Steven Weinberg.

Visit the Reason Project online at www.reasonproject.org.

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