There is a group on Facebook now called “Project Reason.” They were previously called (drum roll please) “The Reason Project.” They actually claim that Sam Harris has changed the name of his foundation. Here is a recent quote from Sophia Michelle Andren, a spokesperson for “Project Reason”:
“I’m not sure why the change of name is drawing such harsh criticism. Please direct any feedback directly to Sam Harris and the board of directors, for it was their decision: http://www.reasonproject.org/contact/” This group also has posted alleged Twitter feeds from Sam Harris stating that foundation name is changing.
Any thoughts please?
The name change on our Facebook group reflects an announcement from Sam Harris, via his new Twitter account, that the Reason Project will soon be changing its name to ‘Project Reason’ (http://twitter.com/samharrisorg). You seem to be suggesting that we have falsified or manufactured this information somehow, possibly even for the express purposes of deceiving members of the group: this is not the case. I have provided a link to http://www.samharris.org/ on the group discussion wall and, if you check it out, you will see that there’s a link to this same Twitter page there - don’t shoot the messenger!
We, like you, are fans of the Reason Project in all its forms and under any name it wishes to call itself, and only want to create a space to discuss these aims.