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Background[ edit ] Dennett's previous book was Consciousness Explained Dennett noted discomfort with Darwinism among not only lay people but also even academics and decided it was time to write a book dealing with the subject.
He goes into a moderate level of detail, but leaves it for the reader to go into greater depth if desired, providing references to this end. In writing the book, Dennett wanted to "get thinkers in other disciplines to take evolutionary theory seriously, to show them how they have been underestimating it, and to show them why they have been listening to the wrong sirens".
To do this he tells a story; one that is mainly original but includes some material from his previous work. Dennett taught an undergraduate seminar at Tufts University on Darwin and philosophy, which included most of the ideas in the book.
He also had the help of fellow staff and other academics, some of whom read drafts of the book. Quine"teacher and friend".
Our conceptual firsts are middle-sized, middle-distance objects, and our introduction to them and to everything comes midway in the cultural evolution of the race. Tell me why the stars do shine, Tell me why the ivy twines, Tell me why the sky's so blue.
Then I will tell you just why I love you. Because God made the stars to shine, Because God made the ivy twine, Because God made the sky so blue. Because God made you, that's why I love you. Before Charles Darwinand still today, a majority of people see God as the ultimate cause of all design, or the ultimate answer to 'why?
John Locke argued for the primacy of mind before matter and David Humewhile exposing problems with Locke's view,  could not see any alternative. Darwin's Dangerous Idea makes extensive use of cranes as an analogy. Darwin provided just such an alternative: According to Dennett, natural selection is a mindless, mechanical and algorithmic process—Darwin's dangerous idea.
The third chapter introduces the concept of "skyhooks" and "cranes" see below. He suggests that resistance to Darwinism is based on a desire for skyhooks, which do not really exist.
According to Dennett, good reductionists explain apparent design without skyhooks; greedy reductionists try to explain it without cranes.
Chapter 4 looks at the tree of lifesuch as how it can be visualized and some crucial events in life's history. The next chapter concerns the possible and the actual, using the 'Library of Mendel ' the space of all logically possible genomes as a conceptual aid.
In the last chapter of part I, Dennett treats human artifacts and culture as a branch of a unified Design Space. Descent or homology can be detected by shared design features that would be unlikely to appear independently. However, there are also "Forced Moves" or "Good Tricks" that will be discovered repeatedly, either by natural selection see convergent evolution or human investigation.
Darwinian Thinking in Biology[ edit ] Tree diagram in Origin The first chapter of part II, "Darwinian Thinking in Biology", asserts that life originated without any skyhooks, and the orderly world we know is the result of a blind and undirected shuffle through chaos.
The eighth chapter's message is conveyed by its title, "Biology is Engineering"; biology is the study of design, functionconstruction and operation.
However, there are some important differences between biology and engineering. Related to the engineering concept of optimization, the next chapter deals with adaptationismwhich Dennett endorses, calling Gould and Lewontin 's "refutation" of it  an illusion. Dennett thinks adaptationism is, in fact, the best way of uncovering constraints.
The tenth chapter, entitled " Bully for Brontosaurus ", is an extended critique of Stephen Jay Gouldwho Dennett feels has created a distorted view of evolution with his popular writings; his "self-styled revolutions" against adaptationism, gradualism and other orthodox Darwinism all being false alarms.
The final chapter of part II dismisses directed mutationthe inheritance of acquired traits and Teilhard 's " Omega Point ", and insists that other controversies and hypotheses like the unit of selection and Panspermia have no dire consequences for orthodox Darwinism.
It asserts that the meme has a role to play in our understanding of culture, and that it allows humansalone among animalsto "transcend" our selfish genes. Dennett criticizes Noam Chomsky 's perceived resistance to the evolution of languageits modeling by artificial intelligenceand reverse engineering.
The evolution of meaning is then discussed, and Dennett uses a series of thought experiments to persuade the reader that meaning is the product of meaningless, algorithmic processes.
Von Kempelen 's chess automaton, discussed in chapter Dennett extends his criticism to Roger Penrose. Before moving to the next chapter, he discusses some sociobiology controversies.
The penultimate chapter, entitled "Redesigning Morality", begins by asking if ethics can be 'naturalized'. Dennett does not believe there is much hope of discovering an algorithm for doing the right thing, but expresses optimism in our ability to design and redesign our approach to moral problems.
In "The Future of an Idea", the book's last chapter, Dennett praises biodiversityincluding cultural diversity.Summary of Brian Wansink’s “Mindless Eating: why we eat more than we think” “The best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on.” Chapter 1: The Mindless Margin Portion sizes, environmental cues, marketing, high taste expectations, and many other factors influence people to mindlessly consume significantly more food than people realize.
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