Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

@inproceedings{Dennett1995DarwinsDI,
  title={Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life},
  author={Daniel C. Dennett},
  year={1995}
}
In this groundbreaking and very accessible book, Daniel C. Dennett, the acclaimed author of Consciousness Explained, demonstrates the power of the theory of natural selection and shows how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of our place in the universe. Following Darwinian thinking to its logical conclusions is a risky business, with pitfalls for everybody. Creationists and others who reject evolution are not the only ones to fall into the traps. Many who accept… 
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