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#1 Sam Harris 
Author of The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Waking Up, and other bestselling books published in over 20 languages. Host of the Waking Up podcast.
#2 Jonathan Haidt 
Social psychologist at NYU-Stern. Author of The Righteous Mind. Reflections on how social & moral psychology can improve companies, universities, and societies.
#3 Steven Pinker 
Cognitive scientist at Harvard.
#4 Christina Sommers 
Resident scholar, AEI. Former philosophy professor. Author of War Against Boys. Host of YouTube’s The Factual Feminist & co-host of weekly podcast
#5 Richard Dawkins 
UK biologist & writer. Science, the poetry of reality. Good-humoured ridicule of religions. RTs don't imply endorsement, nor exhaustive research of tweeter's CV
#6 Charles Murray 
Husband, father, social scientist, writer, Madisonian. Or maybe right-wing ideologue, pseudoscientist, evil. Opinions differ.
#7 Michael Shermer 
Publisher Skeptic Magazine, Monthly columnist Scientific American, Presidential Fellow Chapman University
#8 Claire Lehmann 
Founder & editor of .
#9 Ayaan Hirsi Ali 
Human rights activist, founder , fellow and . Latest book 'Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now'.
#10 Dave Rubin 
Twitter is not real life.
#11 Paul Bloom 
Psychologist who studies and writes about human nature—including morality, pleasure, and religion
#12 Daniel Dennett 
I'm an author and philosopher of mind and cognitive scientist
#13 Nicholas A. Christakis 
Professor at Yale University. Author. Physician. Sociologist. Working at boundary of natural & social sciences. Can slip to a side. Luckily wed
#14 Bret Weinstein 
Professor in Exile. If we don't harness evolution, it will harness us. That web which shall not be named. Game~B.
#15 Geoffrey Miller 
Evolutionary psych professor; wrote some books. Mate choice, sexual politics, Effective Altruism, freedom. Most tweets are ironic & don't reflect anyone's views
#16 Steve Stewart-Williams 
Psychology, evolution, nature/nurture, sex differences, etc. My second book, The Ape That Understood the Universe, is due to hit the shelves in September...
#17 John McWhorter 
I teach linguistics and other things at Columbia U., write for CNN and elsewhere, and host Lexicon Valley at Slate. Latest book: THE CREOLE DEBATE.
#18 Maajid - (Mājid) [maːʤɪd] ماجد 
resisting the democratisation of truth : : counter-extremist : : author : : columnist : : founder : : broadcaster : : panellist
#19 Douglas Murray 
Author of 'The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam', (available wherever books are sold). Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society.
#20 Eric Weinstein 
Managing director @ Thiel Capital. Some assembly required. Spelling not included. May contain math. Tweets are my own.
#21 Sarah Haider 
Promotes civil liberties, women’s rights, liberalism, atheism. Pakistani by birth, American by choice. Exec Director, Ex-Muslims of North America. Views my own.
#22 Gad Saad 
Professor of Marketing, Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist, & Author
#23 Niall Ferguson 
International man of history. Author, broadcaster, senior fellow. Latest book is The Square and the Tower (Penguin, October 2017)
#24 Peter Boghossian 
#25 Cathy Young 
Russian-Jewish-American writer. Pro-freedom, pro-reason, pro-dialogue (within reason). Besottered. Newsday, Reason, The Forward, etc. CathyYoung63-at-gmail
#26 Razib Khan 
Science, history, etc. Do genetics, evolution, & read books. Tweets do not represent any institution I have any affiliation with (e.g. ).
#27 Ali A. Rizvi 
Pakistani-Canadian author of The Atheist Muslim (SMP/Macmillan). Amazon order link below. Co-host of podcast. Contact: [email protected]
#28 Stuart Ritchie 
Postdoctoral Fellow at , Psychology Department, The University of Edinburgh. Looks like a 'cartoonish', 'startled hedgehog'.
#29 Diana S. Fleischman 
Evolutionary psychologist utilitarian. Sex researcher, disgustologist, effective altruist, bivalvegan. I am aware my name means "meat man".
#30 Jordan B Peterson 
U Toronto Psychology Professor. NOTE: RTs/follows are not to be read unfailingly as endorsements. I sometimes post material with which I do not agree.
#31 John Brockman 
Author & Cultural impresario ()—Chmn, Brockman, Inc. ()—Editor, —Bio ()
#32 Lawrence M. Krauss 
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Best-Selling Author, Producer, Actor, Science and Public Policy Advocate
#33 Andy C. Ngo 
Journalist & column writer; an editor at . Find me on , ,
#34 Robert Wright 
Author of Nonzero, The Moral Animal, The Evolution of God. Visiting Prof of Science & Religion EIC
#35 Muhammad Syed (PBUM) 
President, Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) - Human rights activist, with a focus on efforts to normalize religious dissent & promote secularism
#36 Robert Kurzban 
Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
#37 Brian Boutwell 
Associate Professor | College for Public Health & Social Justice | School of Medicine | Saint Louis University | SLU HCRC | Husband to
#38 Kay Hymowitz 
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor, City Journal, author of The New Brooklyn
#39 Glenn Loury 
Professor of Economics and Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University. Works on race and inequality in the US and throughout the world.
#40 Philip E. Tetlock 
Annenberg University Professor, Wharton & School of Arts and Sciences (Psychology & Political Science)
#41 James Damore 
Nerd centrist interested in open discussions and improving the world by fixing perverse incentive structures. Author of the pro-diversity #GoogleMemo.
#42 Clay Routledge 
Prof, writer, scientist, consultant/ studies why meaning matters and how people find it/ fitness & garage dojo enthusiast/Contributor
#43 David Frum 
Senior Editor, The Atlantic. Author, "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic" (HarperCollins, Jan. 2018)
#44 Greg Lukianoff 
CEO of . #Freespeech lawyer. Co-author of Coddling of the American Mind w/ (pub 9/4/18) Opinions are my own.
#45 Anne Applebaum 
author of RED FAMINE, GULAG and IRON CURTAIN. Washington Post columnist. Professor of practice, and co-director,ARENA
#46 David Schmitt 
Professor and Director, Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London
#47 Ross Douthat 
New York Times columnist, National Review film critic, author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (Simon and Schuster, 2018).
#48 Yeyo 
Evolution and human behaviour. Dislikes both the alt-right and SJWs. You might find me offensive. Multi-racial mongrel. Hispanic shitlord.
#49 Sally Satel 
| Yale School of Medicine | Author of Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (June 4, )
#50 Gary Rosen 
Editor of WSJ Weekend Review