Project Reason

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Project Reason
Project Reason Logo
Founded 2007
Mission Spreading science
and secular values
Formerly called
Reason Project

Project Reason is a U.S. 501(c)(3) foundation whose main aim is the promotion of scientific knowledge and secular values in society.[1][2][3][4]


In 2007, Sam Harris and his wife, Annaka Harris, founded Project Reason. Its website states:

The project will draw on the talents of prominent and creative thinkers from a wide range of disciplines — science, law, literature, entertainment, information technology, etc. — to encourage critical thinking and wise public policy. It will convene conferences, produce films, sponsor scientific research and opinion polls, award grants to other non-profit organizations, and offer material support to religious dissidents and public intellectuals — with the purpose of eroding the influence of dogmatism, superstition and bigotry in the world.[4]

"One immediate need", according to Sam Harris, "is to build an archive of the best secular resources on the Internet. Registered users can submit their favorite articles, videos, interviews, etc". Users are also encouraged to make donations: "The leading religious organizations have operating budgets of over $100 million per year. There is no equivalent organization in the secular world. It may take a while, but you can help us build it!"

Advisory board[edit]

The project has been spearheaded by Sam and Annaka Harris[4] and has so far succeeded in attracting the following members to its advisory board:


The organization includes an internet forum as well as several ancillary projects which attempt to debunk religion using empirical and rational critiques. One such project is titled "The Scripture Project" which exists as a source of criticism, insight, and annotation of scripture from many of the world religions.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ University of California - Los Angeles (11 October 2010). "Where Religious Belief And Disbelief Meet". ScienceDaily. 
  2. ^ Cohen, Catman (30 August 2009). "How Atheists Bow Down to the God of Reason". 
  3. ^ Harris, Sam (10 May 2010). "Bringing the Vatican to Justice". Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Project Reason". 

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