“Go ahead and believe in God, if you like, but don’t imagine that you have been given any grounds for such a belief by science.”
Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
He is currently the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Dennett is an atheist and secularist, a member of the Secular Coalition for America advisory board, as well as an outspoken supporter of the Brights movement. Dennett is referred to as one of the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism“, along withRichard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens.[5 – Wikipedia
Thoughts on how consciousness can exist and how it functions without anything supernatural.
Most people don’t believe in God, they just believe in believing in God. That is, they endorse belief in God, as a substitution for actually believing.