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Dan Dennett:
Cute, sexy, sweet, funny

TED2009 · 7:45 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Dan Dennett: Cute, sexy, sweet, funny
7:45 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 34 languages

Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn't expect, as he shares evolution's counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things (plus a new theory from Matthew Hurley on why jokes are funny).

Philosopher, cognitive scientist
Dan Dennett argues that human consciousness and free will are the result of physical processes. His latest book is "Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking," Full bio
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