Daniel Dennett Quotes

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Born: March 28, 1942, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.
- Daniel Dennett

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

The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.
- Daniel Dennett

Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.'
- Daniel Dennett

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