Friday, March 09, 2007

Daniel Dennett on religion

This YouTube video is of a talk by Daniel Dennett at the TED conference in 2006, following (and commenting on) Pastor Rick Warren.


Julien Peter said...
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Julien Peter said...

The idea that religion is a natural phenomenon is very reminiscent, oddly, of Jared Diamond in books like Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, as well as Phillip Longman. The idea of subjecting religion to serious social study, too, is nothing new. Leonard Shlain's The Alphabet versus the Goddess is a flawed if highly enthralling example.

Daniel does seem an interesting person, I must say. He is very articulate and lively, so one imagine him to be a very convincing speaker.

Jim Lippard said...

Julien: Dennett's a very engaging speaker, and his books are well written and entertaining as well.