Richard Dawkins in conversation with Daniel Dennett

Joseph/ May 10, 2012/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This evening I attended a conversation between Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett held at the Examination Schools in Oxford. The discussion between the two ranged fairly freely, but highlights from the evening included a brief discussion of language (arguably, the defining feature of humankind), the application of the meme concept to religious belief, and The Clergy Project. If I were asked to pick one enduring idea from the discussion, I think it would have to be Dennett’s suggestion for atheists to stay cool, as in his view religion is bound to diminish in the long run. With this picture, my photographic set portraying “The Four Horsemen” (Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens) is complete.

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