Tagged: Daniel Dennett

Scientists and philosophers discuss morality and meaning - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 18, 2012

I am working my way through the videos of the discussions at the Moving Naturalism Forward Workshop (see At last – Moving Naturalism Forward videos). I really appreciate these philosophical and scientific discussions because they aren’t weighed down, or diverted, by  … Continue reading → … Read More

A disciplined discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 18, 2012

I have commented several times that the debate format is very unsatisfactory and have favoured a discussion format for public discussion. Richard Dawkins has tried out a number of such discussion formats, I think successfully. But I think this one … Continue reading → … Read More

Mixing values and Jesus in secular education - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 05, 2012

Daniel Dennett calls it the “last big fib.*” The claim that religion and human morality are intimately entwined – that you can’t be good without god. That does seem to be a widely held misconception, or should I say widely … Continue reading → … Read More

Confronting accomodationism - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 25, 2011

Or is it accommodating confrontationism? I guess it depends on the image you wish to portray. I have followed the accomodationism vs confrontationism (or “new atheism,” or “gnus”) debate among US atheist and science bloggers with interest. Mainly because I … Continue reading → … Read More

Daniel Dennett on conflict between religion and science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 23, 2011

YouTube – 2/8 Daniel Dennett & John Haught & David Sloan Wilson on Religion. In this short video clip philosopher Daniel Dennett gives a succinct description of the history of religion and its relationship with science. It’s a welcome change … Continue reading → … Read More

A non-theist feast down under! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 15, 2011

This just in from the organisers of the 2012 Global Atheist Convention –‘A Celebration of Reason’ Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Hitchens have been announced as speakers. (And have a look at the last sentence – a breakthrough!). The Atheist Foundation of … Continue reading → … Read More