Harris Is on a Roll

Sam Harris apparently didn't have enough space in the New York Times to discuss what he sees as Francis Collins' failings, so he continues on in this article at the Online Journal. In this, he says Collins' The Language of God is "nothing less than an intellectual suicide" and goes on to discuss scientific illiteracy in the United States and the role that religion plays in that illiteracy.

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