Sam Harris; religion bad, we get it. And does he really say anything that B.F. Skinner hasn’t already?
You’re a psych major. We get it. Tell whatever professor that made this comparison for you that Harris isn’t a radical behaviorist, and where his argument has an twinge of determinism, it’s backed up with his own neuroimaging data.
Skinner was a genius, but ultimately a one-trick pony trying to fix all the world’s ills with a golden hammer. Harris isn’t so grandiose. He doesn’t advance a utopian vision for humanity, merely an increasingly rational one.
(Don’t troll at me with your summer reading list, fucko. I’ll Good Will Hunting your ass so quick your ponytail will spin.)