Read this excerpt on the origin of consciousness from Dan Dennett and answer the following
in 600 words minimum.
1. How is free will related to "meta-thinking" according to Dennett and the authors he cites?
2. Why is meta-thinking valuable, especially when a member of a social species?
3. Why do some people sometimes talk to themselves, especially when mentally taxed?
4. If you agree with Dennett's Just-So-Story explanation of consciousness, what are its
merits? If you disagree, what are its faults?