Tuesday, March 16, 2010 • 7:30 PM • James A. Little Theater, New Mexico School for the Deaf
Daniel Dennett Santa Fe Institute
Wild and Domesticated Religions: How the Machinery of Religion Evolved
Religions have probably changed more in the last two centuries than they changed in the last two millennia, and perhaps they will change more in the next twenty years than they have in the last two centuries. Dennett discusses religions as intricately designed cultural survivors. He examines how and why their parts work together as they do and explores how we can respond thoughtfully to the challenges they currently suggest.