Wednesday, July 25, 2007

DD's "Dangerous Memes" at TED...

This Daniel Dennett talk from the great TED conference is worth watching. He's not at his best, the time constraints seem to be throwing him off a little. That said, DD at his worst is still about one thousand times better than say, our president at his best. Forget his unremarkable comments on Islam. To me the core idea here is when he talks about our immunity in the West to all the pollutants we create and fling about the globe. And yet for many people in the world, these polluting "memes" are a huge deal. We should be very aware of this as we spread our culture. What kind of culture isn't polluting? DD really sidesteps that one.

(More DD talks here)


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