There’s no better tribute to the power of ideas than a changed mind. Erik Strandness is a physician in Spokane, WA, practicing neonatal medicine.
“I was pitched to debate Sam Harris. That didn’t come off. I’m a bit sorry that didn’t happen.”
“I greatly respect other people who, sometimes at great risk, have decided that they are going to say these kinds of things in public.”
I think the hardest problem that any of us face is the problem of pain and suffering. I’ve written in great detail about that but I will say one or two things.
“People sweat because they’re afraid. And there are two kinds of nervous reaction to public engagement. One is healthy, the other is not very healthy.”