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Published on Mar 2, 2013
Professor Dennett talked about his book Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, published by Viking. He analyzed the purpose of religion and described religion as a cultural phenomenon that was developed by natural, evolutionary processes to explain material phenomenon. He also challenged the idea that belief in religion is an outgrowth of supernatural forces. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. Professor Dennett also wrote Consciousness Explained and Darwin's Dangerous Idea.