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Freethinkers Book Club

The Humanist Community of Central Ohio (HCCO) would like to welcome the Freethinkers Book Club to our list of events. Rita will continue to host and run the meetup, but HCCO will be promoting the event. The Freethinkers Book Club will be hosted via HCCO's meetup and mentioned on HCCO's website.


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  • ART M.

    I'm sorry you can't get to the meeting but understand the mind you've already created is top priority. The book is a repeat of a couple of chapters in "The Singularity is near" but also an expansion and update.
    The Clark and Donald books sound interesting and I'll try to look at them also.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Meghan

    Really wish I could make it to the group but I have a little guy that doesn't go to sleep until about 7:30. Overall, How to Create a Mind was a bit disappointing. I thought it would be something new but it was just same old Kurtzweil which isn't bad, just same old. Natural Born Cyborgs by Andy Clark or A Mind So Rare by Merlin Donald are really great books in that same genre.

    June 16, 2014

  • Jack

    How to Create A Mind is available on Audio and Book form at the Columbus Metro Library system, which is now connected to all of the other suburban library systems like Grandview, Upper Arlington, Bexley and even Lancaster and Pickaway county. You can reserve them and pick them up at any Columbus Library. Some other books I have seem that look interesting and curious as to whether anyone has read them is "Perv" by Jesse Bering and "Seeing What Others Don't" by Gary Klein.

    May 21, 2014

  • Jack

    Since Art attended last meeting and suggested Ray Kurzweil "How to create a mind" let's go with that for this month and look at the others for next month

    May 21, 2014

  • Doris

    Common Sense's or Atlas Shrugged, which I am a third of the way into.

    May 20, 2014

  • Jack

    Here are some suggestions on June's Book Choice.
    1 ."How to Create A Mind" Ray Kurzweil
    2. "Candide" Voltaire
    3. " Where the Conflict Really Lies" Alvin Plantinga
    4. Two books "Common Sense" Thomas Paine (only around 48 pages") and compare and contrast "Common Sense" Glenn Beck.
    5. "Atlas Shrugged" Ayn Rand

    Lets vote on these or give me other suggestions.

    May 15, 2014

    • Rita M.

      Ooh nice suggestions! I'll be at Camp Quest so I won't be in attendance...but I like the idea of Common Sense compare and contrast.

      May 16, 2014

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