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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 at the American Enterprise Institute. Former philosophy professor. Author of Who Stole Feminism? Host of video blog: The Factual Feminist.
#5 Charles Murray 
Husband, father, social scientist, writer, Madisonian. Or maybe right-wing ideologue, pseudoscientist, evil. Opinions differ.
#6 Claire Lehmann 
Founder & editor of .
#7 Michael Shermer 
Publisher Skeptic Magazine, Monthly columnist Scientific American, Presidential Fellow Chapman University
#8 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
#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 Nicholas A. Christakis 
Professor at Yale University. Author. Physician. Sociologist. Working at boundary of natural & social sciences. Can slip to a side. Luckily wed
#13 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
#14 Bret Weinstein 
Professor in Exile. If we don't harness evolution, it will harness us. Irony is not a valid teaching tool.
#15 Daniel Dennett 
I'm an author and philosopher of mind and cognitive scientist
#16 John McWhorter 
I teach linguistics and other things at Columbia U., write for CNN, the Atlantic and elsewhere, and host Lexicon Valley at Slate. Next book: THE CREOLE DEBATE.
#17 Ali A. Rizvi 
Pakistani-Canadian author of The Atheist Muslim (SMP/Macmillan). Amazon order link below. Co-host of podcast. Contact: [email protected]
#18 Maajid 
Counter-Extremist : : Author : : Columnist : : Founder : : Broadcaster : : Panellist : :
#19 Steve Stewart-Williams 
Evolutionary psychology, sex differences, behavioral genetics, IQ, etc. My second book, The Ape That Understood the Universe, is due to hit the shelves in 2018.
#20 Douglas Murray 
Author of 'The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam', (available wherever books are sold). Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society.
#21 Eric Weinstein 
Managing director @ Thiel Capital. Some assembly required. Spelling not included. May contain math. Tweets are my own.
#22 Razib Khan 
Science, history, etc. Do genetics, evolution, & read books. Tweets do not represent any institution I have any affiliation with (e.g. ).
#23 Niall Ferguson 
International man of history. Author, broadcaster, senior fellow. Latest book is The Square and the Tower (Penguin, October 2017)
#24 Sarah Haider 
Professional wet-blanket. Promotes civil liberties, liberalism, atheism. Pakistani by birth, American by choice. Co-founder, Ex-Muslims of North America.
#25 Gad Saad 
Professor of Marketing, Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist, & Author
#26 Cathy Young 
Russian-Jewish-American writer. Pro-freedom, pro-reason, pro-dialogue. Snarky when called for. Newsday, Reason, The Forward, etc. CathyYoung63-at-gmail
#27 Peter Boghossian 
#28 Stuart Ritchie 
Postdoctoral Fellow at , Psychology Department, The University of Edinburgh. Looks like a 'cartoonish', 'startled hedgehog'.
#29 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.
#30 Diana S. Fleischman 
Evolutionary psychologist utilitarian. Sex researcher, disgustologist, effective altruist, bivalvegan. I am aware my name means "meat man".
#31 Robert Wright 
Author of Nonzero, The Moral Animal, The Evolution of God. Visiting Professor of Science & Religion, Union Theological Seminary. Co-founder, EIC,
#32 John Brockman 
Author & Cultural impresario ()—Chmn, Brockman, Inc. ()—Editor, —Bio ()
#33 Kay Hymowitz 
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor, City Journal, author of The New Brooklyn
#34 Brian Boutwell 
Associate Professor @ Saint Louis University | | Husband to
#35 Lawrence M. Krauss 
Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Best-Selling Author, Producer, Actor, Science and Public Policy Advocate
#36 Muhammad Syed (PBUM) 
President, Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) - Human rights activist, with a focus on efforts to normalize religious dissent & promote secularism
#37 Clay Routledge 
Prof, writer, scientist, consultant/ studies cognitive & motivational processes of meaning-making/ fitness & garage dojo enthusiast
#38 Greg Lukianoff 
CEO of . #Freespeech lawyer. Co-author of Coddling of the American Mind w/ (due 7/17/18) Opinions are my own.
#39 Philip E. Tetlock 
Annenberg University Professor, Wharton & School of Arts and Sciences (Psychology & Political Science)
#40 David Frum 
Senior Editor, The Atlantic. Author, "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic" (HarperCollins, Jan. 2018)
#41 Robert Kurzban 
Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
#42 Anne Applebaum 
author of RED FAMINE, GULAG and IRON CURTAIN. Washington Post columnist. Professor, LSE Institute of Global Affairs and co-director,ARENA
#43 Glenn Loury 
Professor of Economics and Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University. Works on race and inequality in the US and throughout the world.
#44 Andy C. Ngo 
Journalist & column writer; poli-sci grad student at Portland State studying Islamism. Find me on , , , , ,
#45 Arthur Brooks 
President of . Bestselling author. Fighting to defend human dignity, expand human potential, and strengthen the competition of ideas.
#46 Ross Douthat 
New York Times columnist, National Review film critic, author of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (Free Press, 2012).
#47 David Schmitt 
Professor and Director, Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London
#48 Yeyo 
Evolution and human behaviour. Dislikes both the alt-right and SJWs. You might find me offensive. Multi-racial mongrel. Hispanic shitlord.
#49 Gary Rosen 
Editor of WSJ Weekend Review
#50 Sally Satel 
| Yale School of Medicine | Author of Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (June 4, )