Saturday, March 04, 2006


Responses to the Review of 'Breaking the Spell'

New York Times: "In this week's Book Review, philosopher Daniel Dennett writes to protest Leon Wieseltier's strongly critical review of his book 'Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon,' in which Dennett uses evolutionary theory to explain how religious belief took root in the human mind, how it evolved, whether it's really good for us, and if it isn't how we can get rid of it. But Wieseltier's review also prompted heated conversation in the blogosphere, with one blogger calling it 'a kind of political/theological Rorschach test' in a time of passionate debate over the proper relationship between science and religion..

.. Unsurprisingly, the review drew the interest of partisans in the ongoing battle over Intelligent Design."
"Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon" is currently appearing on the 'Featured Books' page of the Evolution Book Store: UK | US or go directly to Amazon: UK | US

Also see: "On Point : Religion's Evolutionary Origins (Audio - Dennett)"

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