Tuesday, June 05, 2007

The Atheism Tapes: Interview with Philosopher Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett is the most level-headed and thoughtful voice in the atheist movement. Unlike most other atheists, he is not convinced the world would be a better place without religion. This allows him to see religion within an evolutionary context -- something other atheists would certainly benefit from considering.

Here is the text from the video sift post:

Jonathan Miller interviews American Philosopher Daniel Dennett as part of the BBC's 'The Atheism Tapes'.

Dennett's review of Dawkin's 'The God Delusion' is worth reading. In his review he states: "We agree about most matters, and have learned a lot from each other, but on one central issue we are not (yet) of one mind: Dawkins is quite sure that the world would be a better place if religion were hastened to extinction and I am still agnostic about that. I don’t know what could be put in religion’s place–or what would arise unbidden–so I am still eager to explore the prospect of reforming religion, a task that cries out for a better understanding of the phenomena, and hence a lot more research than has yet been attempted."

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