The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn’t need its brain anymore, so it eats it! (It’s rather like getting tenure.)
Daniel Dennett, Consciousness Explained, London, 1991, p. 177
Scholars in their traditional ivory towers have typically not worried much about their responsibility for the environmental impact of their work.
Daniel Dennett, Freedom Evolves, New York, 2003, p. 16
Th[e] compartmentalization of academic disciplines is the product of corporate interests rather than scientific and intellectual necessities or practical convenience.
Jorge Malem Seña, ‘Carlos Santiago Nino: A Bio-Bibliographical Sketch’, Inter-American Law Review, vol. 27, no. 1 (1995), p. 46, n. 2