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Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

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Drawing from the recently published Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world around them, and how these systems allow humans to expand their thinking beyond what Dennett refers to as the "bare brain" we received through biological evolution. Along the way, he discusses the power that language has as a tool. "The Bible says: 'In the beginning was the Word' — no, no. The word was a very recent development. The word is the beginning of intelligent design, though. The Bible was sort of right about that."