Thursday, March 09, 2006

Quote of the day

Majikthise talking about the responses to Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell
What if it became widely accepted that religions are the biological equivalent of masturbation--"hacks" that we have learned to perform on our own bodies to achieve transcendence on demand?

I plan to put up a detailed post on Dennet and Breaking the Spell soon (not that I've read the book but there are just fascinating issues lurking there).

1 comment:

Saif Ali said...

what if sceintific enquiry was a hack ? ... to avoid asking questions of this nature ... looking forward to your entry on Dennet.