Daniel Dennett Quotes & Sayings

22 most famous Daniel Dennett quotes and sayings (philosopher). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Daniel Dennett Quotes
“Some cultural phenomena bear a striking resemblance to the cells of cell biology, actively preserving themselves in their social environments, finding the nutrients they need and fending off the causes of their dissolution.”
“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 Quotes
“The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.”
Daniel Dennett Quotes
“The mind is the effect, not the cause.”
“We should get used to the idea that we'll probably never be able to find - and confirm - a good explanation of the ultimate origin of the universe, though I see no reason to believe that we can't press much further on this question than we have managed to date.”
Daniel Dennett Quotes
“We adore babies because they're so cute. And, of course, we are amused by jokes because they are funny. This is all backwards. It is. And Darwin shows us why.”
Daniel Dennett Quotes
“The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus. Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science. This is a source of concern.”
“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.”
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“Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species - us.”
Daniel Dennett Quotes
“As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive.”

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