8/18/2006 | Share this article:Sam Harris (born 1967) is an American author with an interest in neuroscience, neurotheology, and religion. His book The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, and his essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, Free Inquiry magazine, and Playboy. He also appeared in the 2005 documentary film, The God Who Wasn't There.
A philosophy graduate from Stanford University, Harris has made a long study of both Eastern and Western religious traditions. He lives in New York City, and is currently pursuing research into the neural basis of religious belief. He is a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post and Truthdig.
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