Friday, December 3, 2010

Evolution, Theology, and Pseudo-Profundity

Here's an interesting lecture given by Daniel Dennett about the way that religious ideas take hold of our minds.  As with many things he says, I think he's right on the money with much of this:


Jeffrey A. Myers said...

Excellent lecture. Thanks for posting.

What are your thoughts on the atheist clergy. I remember when the first exceprts of those interviews came out last month and I just felt bad for them. To be sure, it is a dilemma of their own making and it does reflect a lack of integrity, but from an emotive, human perspective, I find their plight rather heartbreaking.

Matt McCormick said...

Thanks Jeffrey. I wrote up some of my reactions to the atheist clergy study that Dennett ad La Scola published here: