Quotes by Daniel Dennett

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Biology is Engineering.
The mind is the effect, not the cause.
Words are memes that can be pronounced.
We philosophers are mistake specialists.
What you can imagine depends on what you know.
The earth has grown a nervous system, and it's us.
Wherever there is a conscious mind, there is a point of view.
I think religion for many people is some sort of moral viagra.
True, you don't have to be religious to be crazy, but it helps.
Those who fear the facts will forever try to discredit the fact-finders.
Neither Darwin nor Nietzsche was politically correct, fortunately for us.
Any theory that makes progress is bound to be initially counterintuitive.
Imagination is cheap as long as you don't have to worry about the details.
Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares.
Religion, like love and music, is natural. But so are smoking, war, and death.
Love is blind, as they say, and because love is blind, it often leads to tragedy.
There’s no polite way of telling people they’ve devoted their life to an illusion.
There is a time for politeness and there is a time when you are obliged to be rude.
Life itself is just a thin coat of paint on the planet, and we hold the paintbrush.
The only answer to the endless chains of why, why, why is that the alternatives died.
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