Dr. David Eagleman’s mostly nice TED talk:

Sam Harris dissents, and rightly so: Eagleman is attacking a straw man.


It is important to know the definition of atheism. A friend was once surprised to hear that most atheists are quite comfortable with the fact that we don’t or might never know the answers to the toughest questions about existence. But they have the sense to realize that this fact in no way implies the existence of a deity.


Further, the single most popular question received when someone reveals they are an atheist is, “Then who created the universe and everything?”. The only right answer to that is “How the f*ck do I know?”