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’ve resisted it. But the bit [about being] behind the Iron Curtain — there’s virtually no one alive that knows about that many details.”
“I greatly respect other people who, sometimes at great risk, have decided that they are going to say these kinds of things in public.”
“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.”