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Fiction and folly,
By A Customer
This review is from: Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (Paperback)
Dennett uses this book to stroke his own ego and lambast those who dare be so bold as to present well-reasoned, thoroughly-documented empirical theories that are not his own. The central theme of this tiresome book - to portray evolution as an algorithmic process - is a patent fallacy. Dennett's lack of understanding of basic evolutionary processes, pointed out in devestating reviews of his work by Richard Lewontin and others, leaps from every page. A waste of paper. As for his criticism of Gould and other original thinkers, it is nothing short of contemptible. Read the Origin of Species before your waste your time on this nonsense.