I agree in principle - but that's it: a principle.
The book is a long long long sequence of "it can be done: you'll see". Not much else in there...
Interesting premises, but then the authors kind of loses the path along the way. The central part of the book is boring and
not very convincing. Looks more like a position paper (chapter 1 and 5) that has been made into a book by adding three chapters that, unfortunately, are not exactly what you would expect to find there.
Once again, I must say that Sam Harris is my hero. He is a brave measured voice of reason urging humanity toward a better future. The point of this book is not to convince religious people of his views. It is instead directed at secular people. More than anything, Harris is trying to start a dialogue on human values and morality. He calls for a real, open discussion on unquestionably the most important issue facing humanity: How do we create a world in which can make people as well-off as possible? Harris clearly and effectively refutes his detractors and discusses how the science and rational thinking can help us structure a society in which we maximize human well-being. A must read, whether you are a skeptic or a supporter....Continua