Sam hits the nail on the head, as usual.
I remember a reporter asked Stephan Hawking this very same question, and got more or less the same answer. It made me wonder why people are so keen to pick the brain of specialists when the dillemea is in no way connected to their actual feild of study.
To be fair, Harris isn't really following though in his initial field, so . . . Make what you will of that.
Not to mention that I can't help but think that people like him may well have helped set this mess into motion to begin with.
"I have not accepted that this is possible, much less actual"
I guess his brand of atheism is such that he doesn't believe when there is no evidence...
... and he doesn't believe when there is evidence.
His brand of atheism is sounding more and more like confirmation bias than a rational approach to the world.
If he doesn't believe trump is president, he doesn't deserve to promote an evidence based approach to life since clearly he doesn't abide by one.
People need to stop being so shocked by Trump. He's completely unoriginal.
A politician's job is to get votes by telling people what they want to hear. People don't like to hear the truth. So, if something happens that makes a politician look bad, then they lie to mitigate it. If it makes them look good, they lie and aggrandize it.
Trump is just being honest and letting people know he's terrible just like the rest of them. He's not a leader. He's a cheerleader. The truth doesn't matter to the fans. It doesn't matter if the other team deserves it because they worked harder. The fans just want to see their team win.
The important point here is that the people who support Trump cannot be reasoned with. They will say and do whatever they can to realize the messed up paradise they envision. Don't ever get tricked into thinking they've reformed until they prove it.