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#1. How good are the best musical imaginations? Can a trained musician, swiftly reading a score, tell just how that voicing of dissonant oboes and flutes over the massed strings will sound? - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#2. In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#3. YES we have a soul but it's made of lots of tiny robots - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#4. The haven all memes depend on reaching is the human mind, but a human mind is itself an artifact created when memes restructure a human brain in order to make it a better habitat for memes. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#5. There may be things that are completely unknowable to us, so we must be careful not to treat the limits of our knowledge as sure guides to the limit of what there is. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#6. I am inclined to think that nothing could matter more than what people love. At any rate, I can think of no value that I would place higher. I would not want to live in a world without love. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#7. To put it bluntly but fairly, anyone today who doubts that the variety of life on this planet was produced by a process of evolution is simply ignorant - inexcusably ignorant, in a world where three out of four people have learned to read and write. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#8. Love is blind, as they say, and because love is blind, it often leads to tragedy: to conflicts in which one love is pitted against another love, and something has to give, with suffering guaranteed in any resolution. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#9. Words are memes that can be pronounced. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#10. I don't think the 9/11 attacks taught us anything we didn't already know about religion. It has long been obvious - even to the deeply religious - that religious fanaticism is an extremely dangerous deranger of otherwise sane and goodhearted people. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#11. The only answer to the endless chains of why, why, why is that the alternatives died - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#12. I don't think there is any religious revival. I think what we are hearing, the furor, is merely the hysterical response of the churches the handwriting on the wall that they are seeing. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#13. In the beginning, there were no reasons; there were only causes. Nothing had a purpose, nothing has so much as a function; there was no teleology in the world at all. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#14. People ache to believe that we human beings are vastly different from all other species - and they are right! We are different. We are the only species that has an extra medium of design preservation and design communication: culture. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#15. Logic doesn't apply to the real world. D. R. Hofstadter and D. C. Dennett (eds.) The Mind's I, 1981. - Author: Marvin Minsky
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#16. I didn't plan to become an atheist. I didn't even want to become an atheist. It's just that I had no choice. If I'm being honest with myself. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#17. human beings are actually more closely related to the two species of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes, the familiar chimp, and Pan paniscus, the rare, smaller pygmy chimp or bonobo) than those chimpanzees are to the other apes. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#18. Minds are in limited supply, and each mind has a limited capacity for memes, and hence there is considerable competition among memes for entry in as many minds as possible. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#19. Ancestor worship must be an appealing idea to those who are about to become ancestors. - Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#20. Religions exist primarily for people to achieve together what they cannot achieve alone. - David Sloan Wilson, Darwin's Cathedral - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#21. [I]n all mammalian species that have so far been carefully studied, the rate at which their members engage in the killing of conspecifics is several thousand times greater than the highest homicide rate in any American city. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#22. If nobody cares, then it doesn't matter what happens to flowers. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#23. You don't get to advertise all the good that your religion does without first scrupulously subtracting all the harm it does and considering seriously the question of whether some other religion, or no religion at all, does better. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#24. There's simply no polite way to tell people they've dedicated their lives to an illusion. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#25. No matter how smart you are, you're smarter if you take the easy ways when they are available. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#26. What you can imagine depends on what you know. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#27. We need to let our children grow up to face the world armed with knowledge, with much more knowledge than we ourselves had at their age. It is scary, but the alternative is worse. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#28. Like many other natural wonders, the human mind is something of a bag of tricks, cobbled together over the eons by the foresightless process of evolution by natural selection. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#29. Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#30. There is no such thing as philosophy-free science, just science that has been conducted without any consideration of its underlying philosophical assumptions. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#31. I think religion for many people is some sort of moral viagra. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#32. That's a rhetorical question, and trying to answer rhetorical questions instead of being cowed by them is a good habit to cultivate. - Author: Daniel C. Dennett
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#33. Religion is defined as social systems whose participants avow a supernatural agent or agents whose approval is to be sought. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#34. There's no polite way to say to somebody (religious followers) 'Do you realize you've wasted your life? - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#35. Churches have given us great treasures such as music and architecture. Whether that pays for the harm they have done is another matter. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#36. Up till now, we can suppose, nervous systems solved the Now what do I do? problem by a relatively simple balancing act between a strictly limited repertoire of actions - if not the famous four F's (fight, flee, feed, or mate), then a modest elaboration of them. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#37. The only meaning of life worth caring about is one that can withstand our best efforts to examine it. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#38. If the best the roboticists can hope for is the creation of some crude, cheesy, second-rate, artificial consciousness, they still win. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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#39. Daniel Dennett is our best current philosopher. He is the next Bertrand Russell. Unlike traditional philosophers, Dan is a student of neuroscience, linguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, and psychology. He's redefining and reforming the role of the philosopher. - Author: Marvin Minsky
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#40. The best thing about saying thank goodness in place of thank God this that here really are lots of ways of repaying your debt of goodness - by setting to create more of it, for the benefit of those to come. - Author: Daniel Dennett
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