Here we have philosopher Daniel Dennett applying Darwinian thought to human thinking, all of which gets him into the intriguing concept of “memes,” infectious ideas that can subvert our survival instincts and threaten whole cultures. It’s another good bit of thinking from TED Talks.
Mark Linsenmayer is a writer and musician who hosts the podcast The Partially Examined Life and has just released this sleazy version of a Michael Jackson tune.
What was that last bit about public safety against bad ideas supposed to mean?
Well, keep in mind that this was 2002, when the political chatter was “how can we keep people around the world from getting into their heads that it’s OK to be a suicide bomber?” This is what he had in mind.
The Partially Examined Life podcast is great. Thanks for sharing putting that together.