Is Sam Harris still peddling junk race science on I.Q. like Jordan Peterson? He is not an author I would recommend, particularly in regard to religion or ethnicity, his views back in the day on Muslim faith in particular were to my mind extreme and somewhat biased.
I can't remember the details of the fallout from the Charles Murray interview, but IIRC, it was mainly for platforming the guy, not for agreeing with his views.
Was one interview of hundreds he's done with all kinds of people. Sam is openly quite liberal - barring a typical American shift to the right when it comes to military etc - , openly despised Trump, etc. Clearly not a racist, at the very least.
The problem is, to the Ezra Kleins (Vox) of the world, even discussing something like that, or discussing anything with someone like Murray, is off the table.
Hence their insufferable podcast where Klein just missed the point for two hours straight.
These days he's shifted from religion and science to more politics and science. I think because between what he and the likes of Christopher Hitchens, Dawkins et al have already covered, there's not much more to be said about religion at this point.
Turns out he has a page devoted to responses to controversy, if you're interested.
There's a section touching on the problem conflating religion and race, to stay on that topic - I'd hate to see the thread derail onto IQ...