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Reading with the Skeptics: 1st Anniversary Book Report Edition

  • May 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The skeptic's book-club meets the second Monday of each month, during which we discuss fictional or non-fictional books of a skeptical, scientific or atheistic nature.

Please consider bringing a small snack to share. The host will provide coffee, water, and sodas.

Please email book suggestions to David Redmond.

This month's book
To celebrate the 1st anniversary of Reading with the Skeptics we're doing something special. For May, attendees will give a book report on any book of their choosing. To leave time for discussion and Q&A, please limit reports to 5 minutes. For those who haven't given a book report in a while, the links below are provided as a refresher.

How to Create a Book Report
How to Create a Non-Fiction Book Report

As always, please consider bringing a small snack. The host will provide a coffee, water, and soda.

Reading with the Skeptics will return to it's regular format in June.

Possible future book selections
- "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality" by Chris Mooney
- "Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error" by Kathryn Schulz
- "The Good News Club: The Christian Right's Stealth Assault on America's Children" by Katherine Stewart
- "Don't Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking" by Thomas E. Kida
- "Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients" by Ben Goldacre
- "Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium" by Mark Edward
- "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson

Other skeptical reading lists
- Book Recommendations
- The Skeptics Reading List

Previous book selections
- "A Universe from Nothing" by Lawrence Krauss
- "Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief" by Andrew Newberg, et al
- "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut
- "Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey" by Bob Seidensticker
- "Abducted: How People Come to Believe They Were Kidnapped by Aliens" by Susan A Clancy
- "The Half-life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date" by Samuel Arbesman
- "A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'Master'" by Rachel Held Evans
- "Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body" by Neil Shubin
- "The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan
- "Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions" by Rachel Held Evans

Other media
- In August 2012, in lieu of discussing a book, attendees watched an episode of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" entitled "What is nothing?" and discussed it afterward.


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  • Steve B.

    Last minute family issue

    May 13, 2013

  • Karen F

    I'll be child-free and ready for some enlightened conversation. :-)

    May 5, 2013

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