Guest Host Bill Moyers with philosopher Daniel Dennett
By BILL MOYERS, CHARLIE ROSE
Added: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Guest host Bill Moyers talks to philosopher Daniel C. Dennett.
Dennett is the director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His latest book is "Breaking The Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon".
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