It is estimated that well over 99 percent of all the organisms that have ever lived have died without having had offspring. And yet here you are: of all your billions of ancestors over the years, from single cells to worms to fish to reptiles to mammals to primates, not a single one of them died childless. How lucky you are! Of course every blade of grass has an equally long and proud heritage, and every mosquito, and every elephant and every daisy.

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett

American philosopher

28 March 1942 —

Daniel Dennett: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

W. W. Norton & Company



Time of publication: June 8, 2013

Length: 453 characters

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