Daniel Clement Dennett III is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
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When Ideology Meets Reality
‘There are few subjects which need treatment that is at once delicate, thoughtful and brave. Helen Joyce manages all of these things in Trans. Anyone looking to understand this most fraught of issues should start here.’ Douglas Murray, author of The Madness of Crowds Gender identity ideology is about more than twitter storms and using the right pro...
Helen Joyce shows how the best intentions can morph into bullying in this sane, humane book. The role we all play in letting people be who they want to be is a delicate balancing act, no place for self-righteous partisans. – source
I have just finished reading Edward Snowden’s book Permanent Record. Everybody should read it. Seriously. His whistleblowing is not over. – source
On July 12, 1969, Ruth Davis, a young American volunteer at Dr. Jane Goodalls famous chimpanzee research camp in the Gombe Stream National Park of Tanzania, East Africa, walked out of camp to follow a chimpanzee into the forest. Six days later, her body was found floating in a pool at the base of a high waterfall. With careful detail, The Ghosts of...
Check out The Ghosts of Gombe by Dale Peterson. Amazing book about chimps and chimp researchers and love and death (true story). – source
Grandmother Fish, a charming book on evolution for very young children, is the perfect gift for any youngster. – source
Have you wondered where we came from or whether there is a god? And if so, why there is so much evil and turmoil in the world? Have you pondered the notion of an afterlife? And what role it has in determining our behavior while alive?Philip Appleman sagely and eloquently addresses these questions, putting them in the illuminating context of our evo...
Philip Appleman's little book, The Labyrinth: God, Darwin, and the Meaning of Life, is brilliant, humane, unsparing. Send it to friends! – source
ON THE ORIGIN OF TEPEES, by Jonnie Hughes, is the best book about memes in years. Fun, too – source
Another good book about evil is Adrian Raine's ANATOMY OF VIOLENCE, which I reviewed in PROSPECT. – source