Daniel Dennett – The juvenile sea squirt wanders…

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk…


“The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore so it eats it!”
-Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett – In short, we need to…

In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in…


“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.”
-Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett – Wherever there is a design…

Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar…


“Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently – the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs ‘good tricks.'”
-Daniel Dennett