Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Have Dennett's critics bothered to read him?
Ed Brayton recently posted an excellent smackdown of an attempt to blame Dawkins and Dennett for a recent shooting spree. I have one thing to add: the suggestion that Dennett blames the worlds' ills on religious people is a bit of a stretch. In his review of The God Delusion for Free Inquiry, Dennett actually suggested that it might be a mistake to get rid of religion. His book is a very different animal than those of Dawkins, Harris, and Hitches, and people who lump him in with them should be embarrassed by their carelessness.