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Dennett's dangerous idea?,
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This review is from: Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (Paperback)
Daniel Dennett is a very confused fellow. In this volume, he argues that Darwinian natural selection behaves as though it were intelligently designing the living world we all know and love. And in other volumes (e.g. *The Intentional Stance*), he argues that we are justified in adopting the 'intentional stance' toward a system if, and to the extent that, we find this 'stance' fruitful in understanding its behavior. So what *is* his beef with people who adopt the 'intentional stance' toward evolution itself? If it *looks* and *acts* like a process of intelligent design, then doesn't his own philosophy argue that we should *treat* it as such? But, oddly, he wants to stick religious people into 'cultural zoos' and take away their children (that's what he says in this book). Why is that? And why *shouldn't* we regard someone who says such a thing as a 'vile little fascist'?
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Initial post: 15 Nov 2008 17:09:55 GMT
Charlie Downes says:
for the love of god, stop putting words in *stars*. it doesnt add to your review.
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